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From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1932: “The huge white self, raised by Jacob Sass of Omaha, Nebraska. This was the most sensational iris of 1930, and is being proclaimed by all who have seen it as the greatest hardy white in the world. Few irises in existence are larger in size, and it flowers abundantly on four-foot sturdy stems. A faint blue flush at the base of the standards gives it a cool appearance, rather than the warm effect of creamy whites like Purissima, Micheline Charraire, etc. It is certain to enjoy world-wide popularity, because of the tenderness of our present super whites in many sections.”

From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1936: “Large, perfectly formed pure white with a bluish sheen at the center. Pale yellow beard with a few yellow stripes at the haft. Crinkled.”

From Longfield Iris Farms catalog for 1936: “The flowers are large, perfectly formed and pure white with a bluish sheen through the haft. Pale yellow beard and a few yellow stripes on the throat of F.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog of 1939: ”  48″ Fragrant, given honorable mention by the AIS. A sensational giant white flower of perfect form and heavy wax-like substance, sold in 1932 for 20.00 for a single plant.”

(Argentina X Conquistador), HM 1931.

Wambliska is said to be the Indian name for White Eagle.

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Wambliska

J. Sass, 1930

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: White
Standard Color: White
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Sass J
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