Blog

Latest Industry News

White List / Black List [1925]

Official White List

By vote of the Directors, January 29, 1925, the publication of a White List of Recommended Varieties of Tall Bearded Irises and a Black List of varieties marked for discard was authorized.

The White List is composed of good varieties that are reliable, fairly generally listed at a reasonable price, fully representative of the inherent color classes, and worthy of increased popularity. In no sense is the list to be considered a “Best List” with the coollary that anything not included is unworthy. It is simply a Selected List of varieties to which, from time to time, will be added varieties at present too new or too expensive for inclusion. The beginner should be guided in his purchases by the White List, the non-specialist grower should list only varieties selected therefrom.

 

Afterglow
Albert Victor
Alcazar
Amas
Ambassadeur
Archeveque
Arnols
Aurea
Asia
Australis
Azure
Ballerine
Baronet
Bluet
Brionese
B. Y. Morrison
Camelot
Caprice
Caterina
Celeste
Chester Hunt
Cluny
Cordon Bleu
Corrida
Cretonne
Crimson King
Delicatissima
Dora Longdon
Dorothea
Dr. Bernice
Dream
Du Guesclin
Eldorado
Empress
Fairy
Flavescens
Florentina
Fontarabie
Fritjof
Fro
Gagus

Georgia
germanica
Golden Fleece
Harriet Presby
Her Majesty
Hiawatha
Ingeborg
Innocenza
Iris King
Isoline
Jacquesiana
Juniata
Katheryn Fryer
Kharput
Kochi
La Neige
Lent A. Williamson
Lohengrin
Lord of June
Loreley
Ma Mie
Magnifica
Mandraliscae
Mary Garden
Mary Orth
Medrano
Merlin
Minnehaha
Miranda
Mme. Cheyeau
Mme. Chobaut
Monsignor
Mount Penn
Mrs. Alan Gray
Mrs. Fryer
Mrs. Horace Darwin
Nancy Orne
Navajo
Neglecta
Nibelungen
Nine Wells

Ochracea
Opera
Oporto
Ossian
Parc de Neuilly
Parisiana
Pocahontas
Prince Victor
Princess Beatrice
Princess Royal
Princess Victoria Louise
Prosper Langier
Prospero
Quaker Lady
Queen Caterina
Queen of May
Raffet
Red Cloud
Rev. Wurtelle
Rhein Nixe
Rodney
Rose Unique or
Roseway
Seminole
Shekinah
Sherwin-Wright
Sindjkha
Souv. de Mme.
Gaudichau
Soledad
Steepway
Swatara
Sweet Lavender
Tamar
Tom Tit
Tristam
trojana
Victorine
White Knight
Wyomissing


 

Official Black List

By vote of the directors, January 29, 1925, the following varieties of Tall Bearded Irises are considered as unworthy of further propagation. All members should refrain from assisting in their dissemination whether by purchase, by sale, by exchange, or by gift.

Plants of these varieties are on record at the New York Test Garden, Upon the request of five members the judgement of a variety may be reconsidered, and upon action of the directors, other varieties will be added to this list.

 

Abdul Aziz
Abu-Hassan
Ada
Admiral Togo
Adonis
A. F Barton
Agnes
Aika
Albatross
Aletha
Alfred Fidler
Alice Barr
Amabilis
Amie
Annie Jane
Antinous
Apollo
Ardenta
Argentea
Arlequin Malinais
Assuerus
Astarte
Atrocaerulea
Atroviolacea
Attraction
Avenir
Aymard
Barbara
Baxter
Beaconsfield
Beatrice
Beauregard
Beauty
Belgica
Berghi
Bigotini
Bismark
Blanche
Blue Beard
Boccage
Boismilon
Britanicus
Bronze Age
Bronze Beauty
Brooklyn
Buriensis
Buriensis Elizabeth
Butterfly
Calypso
Candelabre
Celia
cengialti purpurea
Chalcedonica
Charles Darwin
Chateaufort
(Duchess de)
Chelles
Chenodolle
Chereau
Clarissa
Cleopatre
Conqueror
Copperman
Crepuscule
Cytheree
Donna Maria
Edina
Edward Simmons
Esmeralda
Esperance
Eugene Bon-vallet
Eugene Sue
Exquisite
Fairy Queen
Faustine

Favourite
Florence Barr
Florence Wells
Ganymede
Garibaldi
Gen. Grant
Gisele
Gladstone
Gloiette
Goldbound
Goldweir
Goliah
Gorgeous
Grand Boquet
Grand Master
Hannibal
Harlequin
Harrison Weir
Hermia
Herodotus
Honorabile
Hugo
Humboldt
Idion
Ignace
Ignacite
Incognita
Iroquois
Jean Sisley
John Bull
Hohn Frasier
Judith
Jungfrau
Justinian
Khedive
Kochosum
Lady Seymour
Lady Stanhope
Lady Stump
Laurentinus
Lavater
La Reve
Leda
Lemon
Leopold
Libaudii
Lilacina
Lizzie
Loie Fuller
Lord MaCauley
Lord Ross
Lord Salisbury
Louis Meyer
Louis van Houtte
Loute
Lucy
Maggie
Magnet
Malvina
Marenco
Marie Corelli
Maritana
Marjolin
Marmora
Mephistopheles
Mexicana
Mikado
Minos
Mirage
Miriam
Miss Eardley
Mist
Mme. Guerville
Mme. Patti
Mme. Thibault

Modest Guerin
Monhassan
Mont d’Or
Morphee
Mozart
Mr. Shaw
Mrs. A.F. Barron
Mrs. Dugdale
Munico
Munite
Murat
Nemours
Orleans
Orpheus
Pacquita
Palissy
Pameron
Pancrace
Penelope
Perfecta
Pharaon
Phidias
Plicata Sappho
Plumeri
Poiteau
Pres. Thiers
Prince of Orange
Prince of Wales
Princess of Teck
Queen Victoria
Racemosa
Radiance
Rebecca
Rembrandt
Reticulata
Reticulata Alba
Robert Burns
Ruberissima
Samson
San Souci
Sappho
Saturn
Savignian
Sincerity
Sparta
Speciosa
St. Clair
Swerti
Sylphide
Sylvester
Sympathy
Tecumseh
Tendresse
Theresita
Thora
Tom Cook
Topaz
Tregastel
Tunisie
Ulysees
Unique
Van Geerti
Venusta
Vesuve
Victory
Virgile
Virginie
Vondel
Wagner
Walneri
Walneriana
Walter Reuthe
Walter Scott
Willie Barr


 

[The Lists would seem to have been successful, either that or pre-scient, as very few varieties from the Black List have survived to this day. Those that do survive are known to thirive on neglect. Many of the varieties on the White List are still grown and enjoyed today. – Mike]

Reprinted from AIS Bulletin 1925. According to the Editors notes in ROOTS Vol. 4, Issue 2, Fall 1991, there was a second Black List included in John Wisters The Iris,1930.
Back to top