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■(TB) 'White Peacock'

1952, Pattison

'White Peacock' ( Mrs. D. Pattison, R. 1950) TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Pure white self. 'Lady Boscawen' x 'Katharine Fay'. Stuetzel 1952. High Commendation 1951. Honorable Mention 1952; Judge's Joice 1953; Award of Merit 1955; Franklin Cook Cup 1956.

Note: (Superseded and Released, White Peacock; Faught, Reg. 1944, N.).

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From AIS Bulletin #125, April 1952. Introducing WHITE PEACOCK-(Pattison 1952) 40". Large, ruffled blue-white flowers of smooth finish. Tall and well branched. Very Lovely. (Katharine Fay x Lady Boscawen) H.C. 1949 under name White Christmas. Net $20.00. Canoga Iris Garden (Stuetzel).
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1955: WHITE PEACOCK (Pattison)-H.M., A.I.S. '52. Probably our favorite blue-white iris. We have seen no other that will touch it for quality and sheer loveliness. Really a delicate blue that turns soft white after a day or so in the sun. Wavy ruffles and cool waxy substance form into a large flower that is wholly lovely and distinctive. If you can't buy it this year, go somewhere where it is growing and become enchanted by it as we are. 36 in. $11.50.
"White Peacock (Pattison '52)-Buds show a blue cast, but flowers open and are white, the heaviest substance I have seen in a white iris. Well branched, flowers nicely ruffled on 40 inch stalk. An outstanding iris. MRS. OTTO STUETZEL." “Region 15, Varietal Comments,” Advertisement. The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 134 (July 1954): 73.
White Peacock - Mrs. D. Pattison, R. 1950) TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Pure white self. Stuetzel 1952. High Commendation 1951. Honorable Mention 1952, Award of Merit 1955, Cook Cup 1956. (Superseded and Released, White Peacock; Faught, Reg. 1944, N.).


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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whitepeacock01.JPGJPG whitepeacock01.JPG manage 52 K 11 May 2020 - 02:07 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1957 Tell's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
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