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■(TB) 'Summer Whitewings'

1960, Brown

'Summer Whitewings' (G. Percy Brown, R. 1960). TB, 30" (76 cm), Re-blooms. Color Class-W1, White self; orange beard. ('Autumn Twilight' x 'Fall Primrose') X 'Fairday'. Brown's Everblooming Iris 1961.

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From Brown’s Everblooming Iris Garden catalog, 1962: Summer Whitewings-$15.00- (Autumn Twilight X Fall Primrose) X Fair Day. Purest White self-S. closed-Falls slight flare. No veins. Orange beard, stalk 30 inches, 3 branches, 7 flowers. Sets seed easily. Rebloom in August.


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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-- JoelleFRANJEULLE - 2010-01-27
  • PBF distinct, petals 'flap' in breeze 'Whitewings', good rebloomer NC,US -- WikiGuest - 20 Feb 2018
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SummerWhitewings1.jpgjpg SummerWhitewings1.jpg manage 168 K 28 Jun 2023 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
SummerWhitewings_sfd-a290_2722_crrs.jpg01.JPGJPG SummerWhitewings_sfd-a290_2722_crrs.jpg01.JPG manage 648 K 21 Feb 2018 - 15:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Shaub Dunkley
SummerWhitewingssept27.JPGJPG SummerWhitewingssept27.JPG manage 37 K 27 Sep 2013 - 11:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
summerwhitewingsdelane.jpgjpg summerwhitewingsdelane.jpg manage 70 K 13 Dec 2021 - 14:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
summerwhitewingsdelane10.jpgjpg summerwhitewingsdelane10.jpg manage 109 K 13 Dec 2021 - 14:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
summerwhitewingsdelane11.jpgjpg summerwhitewingsdelane11.jpg manage 122 K 13 Dec 2021 - 14:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r15 - 28 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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