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■(TB) 'Tufted Cloud'

1971, Schreiner

'Tufted Cloud' (Schreiner, R. 1971). Seedling# B 240-A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early bloom. Pure white self; lemon to white beard. 'Parisian Blue' X 'Winter Olympics'. Schreiner 1971. Honorable Mention 1972.

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Tufted Cloud Intro ListingPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by HIPS Archives


TUFTED CLOUD (Schreiner) - There are many good whites, but this is the giant of them all. Put it in the back of the bed. Huge flowers, well formed, are placed on stalks as thick as ball bats (well, almost!) and anywhere from 40-50 “. Nothing shy about this one. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 37.]
From Schreiner's 1976 catalog: TUFTED CLOUD (Schreiner 1971) EM. 36" Have you ever leisurely and, yes, even lazily contemplated the fleecy, tufted clouds passing in a summer sky? This iris has that indescribable serenity. It is a pure white of sturdiest qualities, beautifully formed, precisely tailored and lavishly ruffled; yet a robust flower with stiff stems, four branches and eleven buds per stem. HM '72. $4.00


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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1971 Introductory Listing.pngpng 1971 Introductory Listing.png manage 132 K 20 Jun 2024 - 17:23 EdenSprings Tufted Cloud Intro Listing
tufftedcloud2.jpgjpg tufftedcloud2.jpg manage 32 K 13 Dec 2018 - 03:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
tuftedcloud01a.JPGJPG tuftedcloud01a.JPG manage 34 K 01 Mar 2017 - 18:40 Main.Harloiris Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
tuftedcloud02.JPGJPG tuftedcloud02.JPG manage 63 K 10 Jul 2014 - 21:35 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
tuftedcloud1.jpgjpg tuftedcloud1.jpg manage 107 K 21 Apr 2016 - 20:17 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r13 - 20 Jun 2024, EdenSprings
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