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■(TB) 'Pearl Chiffon'

1972, Varner

'Pearl Chiffon' (Steve Varner, R. 1971). Seedling #884. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to late bloom. Standards true lavender (blending of RHS 76C and 85D); falls light lavender (76D and 85D); lavender beard. 'Avis' X 'Rippling Waters'. Illini Iris 1972. High Commendation 1971; Honorable Mention 1973; Favorite Guest 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #204 January 1972: Introducing Seedling #884, my true lavender reverse bitone that received 45 votes for HC '71, has been registered as PEARL CHIFFON (36". EML.) and will be $35 net. Send your reservation now for a number, as orders will be filled on a first come basis-no money until next June. This well-branched, weather resistant, elusively beautiful TB does have that individual personality, charm and substance that I look for first in judging an iris. Big, well-formed flowers have the "rare and fragile beauty of a woman and the sweetness of a confection," to quote one admirer. Give yourself a treat-order this nationally acclaimed Avis X Rippling Waters beauty now!. Illini Iris.
One of the really fine seedlings seen at Wichita, Steve Varner's #884, has given notice it intends to be seen in the same way here. A tall growing iris, its smooth tailored flowers of filmy light orchid have an appeal that assures a bright future. [Jones, Bennett C. (1972). Oregon in ’72, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 19.]
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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.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PearlChiffonBHI.jpgjpg PearlChiffonBHI.jpg manage 83 K 20 Nov 2011 - 19:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PearlChiffonBHI1.JPGJPG PearlChiffonBHI1.JPG manage 73 K 27 Aug 2021 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
pearl_chiffon_fl.jpgjpg pearl_chiffon_fl.jpg manage 46 K 12 Aug 2012 - 19:22 IrisP This may not be correct (should be tailored and no ruffles and much lighter tone)
pearlchiffon01.JPGJPG pearlchiffon01.JPG manage 847 K 28 Dec 2016 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
pearlchiffon03.JPGJPG pearlchiffon03.JPG manage 68 K 17 Jul 2014 - 19:11 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
pearlchiffon1.jpgjpg pearlchiffon1.jpg manage 132 K 01 Apr 2016 - 14:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
pearlchiffon2.jpgjpg pearlchiffon2.jpg manage 149 K 01 Apr 2016 - 14:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
pearlchiffon3.jpgjpg pearlchiffon3.jpg manage 90 K 22 Apr 2016 - 14:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
pearlchiffon9.JPGJPG pearlchiffon9.JPG manage 338 K 19 Oct 2020 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1977 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
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