■(TB) 'Spanish Peaks'
(Dr. P. A. Loomis
, R. 1946) TB, 38". Pure white self, white beard. ('Purissima'
white seedling) x seedling. Honorable Mention 1948; Award of Merit 1950.
| From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: SPANISH PEAKS. (Loomis, 1947). M. L. 38 inches. It is completely white-the flower, the throat, the haft, the beard, the style arms-all white. Very nicely formed blooms, broad petaled, heavily substanced and fine textured. One of the finest new white creations. It placed high in the symposium of the A.I.S. the first year it was distributed, an achievement very few iris can boast. H.M., 1948. A.M., 1950. $1.00.
| "In the Buttrick gardens at Concord bridge I had my first look at the famous Spanish Peaks. But what I saw could hardly have been typical—a huge, droopy flower of poor substance and extremely long pinched falls, the subject of much comment from the visitors, but little praise. It must surely have been very different in Colorado to have gained its high rating." John Dolman, Jr. (Pa.), “Forty-Nine East,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 115 (October 1949): 46.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
| Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
| Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
| PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
| Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.
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