White. Bland? not at all. I have two white irises in my yard. One was salvaged from the dump by my DH. The salvage irises are larger and taller, (on the right in the photo below),
and you can see the iris on the left are slightly smaller, with a bluish cast.
Same with the buds, in this picture (below).
Here is a closeup of the 'bluish' iris' fall. Don't you love the
blue veining? (One place where that is considered attractive, lol!)
This picture features the yellow-to-white beard on the larger iris.
Yep, I really do love iris. Here is a parting shot of the smaller iris opening. Gotta love it!