■(TB) 'Tufted Cloud'
, R. 1971). Seedling# B 240-A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early bloom. Pure white self; lemon to white beard. 'Parisian Blue'
X 'Winter Olympics'
. Schreiner 1971. Honorable Mention 1972.
| TUFTED CLOUD (Schreiner) - There are many good whites, but this is the giant of them all. Put it in the back of the bed. Huge flowers, well formed, are placed on stalks as thick as ball bats (well, almost!) and anywhere from 40-50 “. Nothing shy about this one. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 37.]
| From Schreiner's 1976 catalog: TUFTED CLOUD (Schreiner 1971) EM. 36" Have you ever leisurely and, yes, even lazily contemplated the fleecy, tufted clouds passing in a summer sky? This iris has that indescribable serenity. It is a pure white of sturdiest qualities, beautifully formed, precisely tailored and lavishly ruffled; yet a robust flower with stiff stems, four branches and eleven buds per stem. HM '72. $4.00
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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