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■(TB) 'White City'

1939, Murrell

'White City' (Olive Murrell, R. 1939) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-WW. 'Pageant' x 'Pervaneh'. British Dykes Medal and FCC, 1940. AM (AIS) 1945.

1939 AIS Checklist: WHITE CITY (Murrell 1939) TB-M-WW Orp. 1939, R. 1937 (Pagent x Pervaneh), Silver Medal I.S. 1937, AIS AM 1945, British Dykes Medal 1940

See below:

IMG 7802.jpgTBWhiteCity417 (2).JPGWhite City, from Anleys 1946 Irises book.jpgWhite City fl.jpgwhitecity01.jpgwhitecity02.JPGwhitecity03.JPGwhitecity04.jpgwhitecity05.jpgwhitecity1.JPGwhitecity2.JPGwhitecity3.JPGwhitecity4.JPGwhitecity5.JPGwhitecity55.JPGwhitecity6.JPGwhitecity60.JPGwhitecity9.JPGwhitecity90.JPGWhiteCityIOS.jpgwhitecitySG.jpgwhitecitySG1.JPG

References:

From Western Iris Gardens catalog, 1948: WHITE CITY (Murrell, 1939). EM. 42". Of English origin and winning Dykes Medal, England, 1940, WHITE CITY is a blue-white. There is a flush of plumbago (lead) blue around the heart. A crisp finish lends to unusual ice-cold effect. $1.50

WHITE CITY (Murrell) is a large "white," which this year was palest blue. I must see it again. It has been reported on very favorably by those who should know. [Cave, N. Leslie (1943). Comments from England. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88(January 1943), 52.]


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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IMG_7802.jpgjpg IMG_7802.jpg manage 366 K 21 Dec 2018 - 15:59 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 28-60.
TBWhiteCity417 (2).JPGJPG TBWhiteCity417 (2).JPG manage 60 K 07 Jul 2022 - 18:20 BrewItt Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
White City, from Anleys 1946 Irises book.jpgjpg White City, from Anleys 1946 Irises book.jpg manage 181 K 30 Aug 2022 - 19:17 EdenSprings Image from Gwen Anley's 1946 "Irises" book.
WhiteCityIOS.jpgjpg WhiteCityIOS.jpg manage 66 K 10 Dec 2011 - 23:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
White_City_fl.jpgjpg White_City_fl.jpg manage 43 K 11 Aug 2012 - 20:45 IrisP  
whitecity01.jpgjpg whitecity01.jpg manage 72 K 29 Feb 2016 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
whitecity02.JPGJPG whitecity02.JPG manage 56 K 19 Jun 2014 - 22:07 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
whitecity03.JPGJPG whitecity03.JPG manage 62 K 19 Jun 2014 - 22:09 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
whitecity04.jpgjpg whitecity04.jpg manage 129 K 05 Jun 2019 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
whitecity05.jpgjpg whitecity05.jpg manage 127 K 05 Jun 2019 - 15:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
whitecity1.JPGJPG whitecity1.JPG manage 523 K 02 Aug 2018 - 01:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
whitecity2.JPGJPG whitecity2.JPG manage 380 K 02 Aug 2018 - 01:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
whitecity3.JPGJPG whitecity3.JPG manage 511 K 02 Aug 2018 - 01:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
whitecity4.JPGJPG whitecity4.JPG manage 516 K 02 Aug 2018 - 01:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
whitecity5.JPGJPG whitecity5.JPG manage 465 K 02 Aug 2018 - 01:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
whitecity55.JPGJPG whitecity55.JPG manage 121 K 26 Jun 2020 - 02:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
whitecity6.JPGJPG whitecity6.JPG manage 107 K 19 Jan 2022 - 16:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
whitecity60.JPGJPG whitecity60.JPG manage 133 K 19 Jan 2022 - 16:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
whitecity9.JPGJPG whitecity9.JPG manage 167 K 02 Aug 2022 - 19:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON- Canada
whitecity90.JPGJPG whitecity90.JPG manage 150 K 02 Aug 2022 - 19:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON- Canada
whitecitySG.jpgjpg whitecitySG.jpg manage 15 K 24 Jun 2012 - 21:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
whitecitySG1.JPGJPG whitecitySG1.JPG manage 174 K 10 Feb 2024 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r32 - 10 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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