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■(TB) 'Silver Wedding'

1966, Brown

'Silver Wedding' (Rex Brown, R. 1965). Seedling# 60-32-8. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-W3, Standards white with pale blue tint; falls white with tint of green. 'Eleanor's Pride' x seedlings involving 'Snow Flurry', 'Helen McGregor' and 'Chivalry'. Brown's Iris Gardens 1966. Honorable Mention 1967.

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From AIS Bulletin #181 April 1966. Introducing SILVER WEDDING ((Eleanor's Pride X sdlg.: Snow Flurry x (Helen McGregor x Chivalry)). 36". A beautifully formed and heavily ruffled icy white of the heaviest substance found in an iris. Broad horizontal flaring falls show a hint of green, beard is white. 25.00. Brown's Iris Garden.
When I visited Alta Brown's garden at Kirkland, Washington, in 1966, I discovered two white irises that are "must-haves" for our gardens. SILVER WEDDING which was being introduced that year was simply gorgeous. I had never seen a more intensely ruffled and fluted white iris until I spotted seedling 61-12, since named CROWNING TOUCH. Here was another white iris that was extremely beautiful. It had the added quality of having better branching than SILVER WEDDING. But neither of these two irises should be overlooked if you wish to grow some of the outstanding new white irises. [Larry Harder, “My White Want List,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 188 (January 1968): 26.]

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