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■(TB) 'Henry Shaw'

1957, Benson

'Henry Shaw' (Cliff Benson, R. 1957). Seedling# 56-6. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1, Pure white self, snowy white beard, green throat. 'Cliffs Of Dover' x 'Marion Marlowe'. C. Benson 1959. High Commendation 1956, 1958; Honorable Mention 1959; Judges' Choice 1959; Award of Merit 1961; Clara B. Rees Award 1965.

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--AIS Bulletin 179 (Oct 1965); pg. 9; was 2d RU for Dykes MedalPhoto by Exline Iris GardenHenry ShawPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Amazing Iris Garden-New ZealandPhoto scanned from the 1970 CooleyPhoto by Amazing Iris NZPhoto by Exline Iris Gardenphoto by Sharon Hall


From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959. Introducing: HENRY SHAW-(Cliffs of Dover X Marion Marlowe). A heavy ruffled perfectly proportioned pure icy-white self with a snowy beard. Flowers are enhanced with cool green tones. Standards are domed; falls wide and foliage is vigorous and blue-green. The ruffling and corrugation runs completely around the broad and heavily substanced blossoms. Proving to be a superb breeder. Named in honor of the founder of the Missouri Botanical "Shaw's" Garden. M. 38"; H. C. '58. NET $20.00. Cliff Benson.
HENRY SHAW (C. Benson 1959) is another white iris that has grown beautifully in my garden. The form of this variety is evident in many of Cliff Benson's later introductions. Dorothy Palmer has used it also and has produced some lovely things. Larry Harder, “My White Want List,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 188 (January 1968): 26.
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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 - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Henry Shaw TB.jpgjpg Henry Shaw TB.jpg manage 292 K 29 Apr 2024 - 19:59 EdenSprings --AIS Bulletin 179 (Oct 1965); pg. 9; was 2d RU for Dykes Medal
HenryShaw01.JPGJPG HenryShaw01.JPG manage 39 K 24 Nov 2014 - 21:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HenryShaw02.jpgjpg HenryShaw02.jpg manage 110 K 17 Sep 2017 - 02:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
HenryShawAI.jpgjpg HenryShawAI.jpg manage 13 K 13 Nov 2012 - 23:58 BetsyHiggins Photo by Amazing Iris NZ
HenryShawEI.jpgjpg HenryShawEI.jpg manage 25 K 13 Dec 2012 - 20:52 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Henry_Shaw.jpgjpg Henry_Shaw.jpg manage 48 K 16 Feb 2011 - 18:36 IrisP  
henry01.jpgjpg henry01.jpg manage 63 K 12 Jun 2015 - 01:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
henryshaw1.JPGJPG henryshaw1.JPG manage 166 K 26 May 2020 - 02:53 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
rsz_Henryshawjb.jpgjpg rsz_Henryshawjb.jpg manage 71 K 24 Dec 2012 - 19:47 Main.Harloiris photo by Sharon Hall
Topic revision: r27 - 02 Jun 2024, DougChyz
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