Columbine

Olive Murrell 1930
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1930-1939
Fall Color:
White
Standard Color:
White
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
White
Hybridizer:
Murrell
Rarity:
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 40″ ¬†Early Bloom

From Cooley’s 1932 Pricelist; “Introduced as a white Aphrodite, one of the parents. As clean and clear as a crystal, with lovely form, slender branching stems, this free flowering white is distinct from all other white irises, and as a result it was awarded the silver medal at the English Iris Society’s exhibit in London in 1930. Columbine is a very fast multiplier, our own stock increasing about fifteen to one in two years.”

From Robert Wayman 1936; “New English Silver Medal winner. Glistening white Aphrodite.”

Longfield Iris Farm 1936 “EIS Silver Medal. As clean and clear as a crystal with lovely form and slender graceful stems. A dainty white quite distince from all the others. .50”.

Provenance: The image 1 is from Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair NJ 2009.