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■(TB) 'Cup Race'

1963, Buttrick

'Cup Race' (Stedman Buttrick, R. 1962). Seedling 58-16. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Pure white self; white tipped beard. ( 'Bluebird Blue' x 'South Pacific') X 'Concord Town'. Fairmount 1963. Honorable Mention 1966; Franklin Cook Cup 1968; Award of Merit 1969; Nelson Award 1974; Nelson Award 1976.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1963: CUP RACE 58-16 (Buttrick 1963) M.L. The name was given to this frosty white iris in honor of the American victory in the 12 metre race for the America cup that was won by the yacht Weatherly. The billowy white sails of the yacht reminds one of these full broad pure white flowers that have great personality and beauty. The whole flower is an absolute self of sparkling white with luminous domed standards and widely-flaring falls with the added charm of the white beard. Thoroughly hardy and has strong firm substance. (Bluebird Blue x South Pacific) x Concord Town. 36 in $20.00
CUP RACE (Buttrick '63). The most deserving yet unacknowledged iris I know of. Tailored snow white self with matching beard. Broad ruffled flaring falls. Overlapping domed standards. Superb stalks with excellent placement of blooms. I eagerly await the year when this one hits full bloom at show time. Royalty in the most advanced color class. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 25.]
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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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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CupRace08.jpgjpg CupRace08.jpg manage 76 K 11 Jul 2021 - 12:27 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
CupRaceIG.jpgjpg CupRaceIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 20:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
cuprace01.JPGJPG cuprace01.JPG manage 252 K 28 Apr 2017 - 01:48 UnknownUser Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
cuprace02.JPGJPG cuprace02.JPG manage 65 K 27 Jun 2014 - 02:08 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
cuprace03.JPGJPG cuprace03.JPG manage 78 K 27 Jun 2014 - 02:10 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
cuprace04.JPGJPG cuprace04.JPG manage 76 K 16 Jul 2014 - 18:20 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
cuprace1.jpgjpg cuprace1.jpg manage 464 K 17 Aug 2017 - 03:02 UnknownUser Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
cuprace9.JPGJPG cuprace9.JPG manage 338 K 29 Sep 2020 - 20:22 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1975 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r23 - 22 May 2024, dougchyz
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