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■(TB) 'Venus De Milo'

1931, Ayres

'Venus De Milo' (Dr. Wylie McLean Ayres, R. 1931) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-WW. 'Kashmir White' x ('Loute' x I.mesopotamica ) Cooley 1931. Honorable Mention 1932; Award of Merit 1935.

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VENUS DE MILO. A white Dominion seedling. Out of perhaps a dozen superb whites, all large, tall, and in varying degrees of purity and color, this one has been selected this past blooming season as the best. It is an absolutely clear white, of a warm creamy tone, with a yellow beard. In size it is much larger than any hardy white we have seen, with exception of Wambliska, which has a distinct blue flush in the standards. VENUS DE MILO has petals of extra heavy texture; in fact, it stood up better in a 90-degree sun than any other iris in our garden. This is introduced at an exceptionally low price for a super iris. It is a rapid increaser, and thus a low introductory price is permitted. Each $8.00; three for $20.00 [Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932]
Venus de Milo: (Ayres). One of the most attractive clean whites; only criticism, branching a bit high on stalk. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 19.]

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