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■(TB) 'Moby Dick'

1953, Sass

'Moby Dick' (Henry Sass, R. 1953). Seedling# 48-182. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1. White self. Name released by William Miles, owner of Groff unintroduced seedling (originator deceased). Miles blue seedling# 2 x 'Alba Superba'. Fleur de Lis 1953.

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Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012Photo by The Iris FanPicture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska


From Sass catalog, 1953: MOBY DICK (48-182) (1953)- A huge white. $10.00
From Fleur De Lis catalog, 1956: MOBY DICK (Sass 1953) M. 38 in. (Sib. to Snosheen). A really enormous white of clean, pure coloring and excellent form. The petals are very broad and nicely ruffled with the standards neatly domed and the falls semi-flaring. Stalks are large and strong with good branching and the rhizomes are in turn equally large with very broad foliage. A real 'Giant' in every way, this is still a graceful iris. 6.00

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-06
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MobyDickIF.jpgjpg MobyDickIF.jpg manage 57 K 25 Jan 2012 - 15:07 BetsyHiggins Photo by The Iris Fan
MobyDickSass53.JPGJPG MobyDickSass53.JPG manage 59 K 06 Jun 2010 - 23:07 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
MobyDickclumpkp2.JPGJPG MobyDickclumpkp2.JPG manage 60 K 07 Jan 2013 - 17:43 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012
Topic revision: r12 - 14 Oct 2020, Harloiris
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