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■(TB) 'Whole Cloth'

1958, Cook

'Whole Cloth' (Paul Cook, R. 1956) Seedling# 12555. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Amoena. Standards clean white, falls light violet (Ridgway); no haft marks. 'Cahokia' X seedling# 11253: ('Blue Rhythm' x ((blue seedling x 'Progenitor') x ('Distance' x blue seedling))). Longfield 1958. Honorable Mention 1958; Judges' Choice 1958, 1959; Award of Merit 1960; Premio Firenze 1961; American Dykes Medal 1962.

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From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1958: WHOLE CLOTH (Cook No. 12555) (Progenitor breeding) H.C., 1957. A new color in amoenas. A distinct and most attractive Iris with standards clean white and falls solid medium blue — the color of Blue Rhythm, the beards white. The large flowers, 5x5, are of excellent form with broad petals and flaring falls. Style arms are white flushed very light blue. Well branched stalks are three feet tall. Midseason. $20.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: WHOLE CLOTH (Cook '58) M-36". '62 DYKES. The most talked-about Iris of the decade. Heralded as a new color break in amoenas, & one that is widely sought because of its Progenitor breeding. Standards snowy white; falls solid medium blue--the color of Blue Rhythm. Harmonizing white beards. A perfectly formed Iris, smartly ruffled, fine substance & tall well branched stalks. The future that this holds for amoena breeders is something to dream about! JC'59, AM'60. (Cahokia X ((Blue Rhythm x (blue sdlg. x Progenitor)) x (Distance x blue sdlg.))). Regularly $8.00; on $10 order $5.20; on $25 order $3.60; 3 for $9.70.


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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WholeCloth01.jpgjpg WholeCloth01.jpg manage 30 K 26 Sep 2014 - 21:43 UnknownUser Photo by C&T Iris Patch
WholeCloth02.JPEGJPEG WholeCloth02.JPEG manage 7 K 10 May 2014 - 01:31 UnknownUser Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
WholeCloth03.JPGJPG WholeCloth03.JPG manage 45 K 09 Dec 2014 - 17:01 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
WholeCloth030.JPGJPG WholeCloth030.JPG manage 69 K 05 Sep 2021 - 01:32 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
WholeCloth04.JPGJPG WholeCloth04.JPG manage 123 K 15 Feb 2018 - 21:39 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
WholeClothCook.JPGJPG WholeClothCook.JPG manage 58 K 14 May 2010 - 21:23 KentPfeiffer Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
WholeClothEI.jpgjpg WholeClothEI.jpg manage 28 K 22 Dec 2012 - 15:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
WholeClothRT.jpgjpg WholeClothRT.jpg manage 25 K 22 Jan 2012 - 21:00 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
WholeClothkp12.JPGJPG WholeClothkp12.JPG manage 60 K 31 May 2012 - 15:25 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012
Whole_Cloth.jpgjpg Whole_Cloth.jpg manage 50 K 22 Sep 2014 - 02:52 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Whole_Cloth_fl.jpgjpg Whole_Cloth_fl.jpg manage 39 K 24 Feb 2011 - 05:30 IrisP  
whole-cloth1-10.jpgjpg whole-cloth1-10.jpg manage 35 K 11 Jul 2010 - 16:19 Main.mikeu Whole Cloth by Mike Unser
whole-cloth2-05.jpgjpg whole-cloth2-05.jpg manage 27 K 11 Jul 2010 - 16:20 Main.mikeu Whole Cloth by Mike Unser
whole-cloth3.JPGJPG whole-cloth3.JPG manage 126 K 13 Jun 2022 - 20:14 UnknownUser Photo by Mike Unser
whole_cloth-X2.jpgjpg whole_cloth-X2.jpg manage 284 K 19 Feb 2016 - 00:18 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
wholecloth01.jpgjpg wholecloth01.jpg manage 39 K 28 Jan 2016 - 16:02 UnknownUser Photo by Iris City Gardens
wholecloth04.JPGJPG wholecloth04.JPG manage 69 K 19 Jun 2014 - 23:51 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
wholecloth05.JPGJPG wholecloth05.JPG manage 91 K 11 Jul 2014 - 16:25 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
wholecloth06.JPGJPG wholecloth06.JPG manage 72 K 11 Jul 2014 - 16:26 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
wholecloth07.JPGJPG wholecloth07.JPG manage 54 K 11 Jul 2014 - 16:28 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
wholecloth08.jpgjpg wholecloth08.jpg manage 18 K 21 Jul 2014 - 15:40 UnknownUser Photo by Colin Campbell- Iris Hills Farm.
wholecloth09.jpgjpg wholecloth09.jpg manage 66 K 01 Jul 2015 - 00:01 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
wholecloth1.jpgjpg wholecloth1.jpg manage 404 K 19 Mar 2019 - 17:58 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
wholecloth10.jpgjpg wholecloth10.jpg manage 16 K 13 Aug 2018 - 02:51 UnknownUser Photo by Colin Campbell- Iris Hills Farm.
wholecloth2.JPGJPG wholecloth2.JPG manage 147 K 29 Mar 2019 - 15:33 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
wholecloth3.JPGJPG wholecloth3.JPG manage 114 K 01 Apr 2019 - 22:32 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
wholecloth9.JPGJPG wholecloth9.JPG manage 125 K 05 Mar 2023 - 03:32 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin -1961 AIS Convention-Johnson Garden
Topic revision: r53 - 05 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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