■(TB) 'Whole Cloth'
, R. 1956) Seedling# 12555. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Amoena. Standards clean white, falls light violet (Ridgway); no haft marks. 'Cahokia'
X seedling# 11253: ('Blue Rhythm'
x ((blue seedling x 'Progenitor'
) x ('Distance'
x blue seedling))). Longfield 1958. Honorable Mention 1958; Judges' Choice 1958, 1959; Award of Merit 1960; Premio Firenze 1961; American Dykes Medal 1962
| From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1958: WHOLE CLOTH (Cook No. 12555) (Progenitor breeding) H.C., 1957. A new color in amoenas. A distinct and most attractive Iris with standards clean white and falls solid medium blue — the color of Blue Rhythm, the beards white. The large flowers, 5x5, are of excellent form with broad petals and flaring falls. Style arms are white flushed very light blue. Well branched stalks are three feet tall. Midseason. $20.00.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: WHOLE CLOTH (Cook '58) M-36". '62 DYKES. The most talked-about Iris of the decade. Heralded as a new color break in amoenas, & one that is widely sought because of its Progenitor breeding. Standards snowy white; falls solid medium blue--the color of Blue Rhythm. Harmonizing white beards. A perfectly formed Iris, smartly ruffled, fine substance & tall well branched stalks. The future that this holds for amoena breeders is something to dream about! JC'59, AM'60. (Cahokia X ((Blue Rhythm x (blue sdlg. x Progenitor)) x (Distance x blue sdlg.))). Regularly $8.00; on $10 order $5.20; on $25 order $3.60; 3 for $9.70.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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