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■(BB) 'Gay Hussar'

1929, Williamson

'Gay Hussar' (E. B. Williamson, R. 1928). Midseason bloom; Color Code-Y9D. Unknown x seedling #50. Listed in Randolph, Garden Irises.

NOTE: Originally registered as IB 'Gay Hussar'.

See below:
Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by John Black, zone 4, Montanaphoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Anne Milner-United KingdomPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden

References:

From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1929: Gay Hussar (Williamson No. 380, 1929). (Seedling on Williamson No. 50, pedigree lost). Tall Bearded. Height 24 inches, stalk low and well branched, 9 flowers, well spaced. Flowers medium, 3 inches high and 3-1/2 inches wide. Standards arching cupped; obovate; Lemon Chrome, claw heavily Maroon veined. Falls flaring; broadly wedge shaped; deep velvety Ox-blood Red, a narrow paler margin; haft heavily veined the same color; beard a little darker than Cadmium Yellow. Style branches the same color as the standards. The name for this variety was suggested by Mrs. Thura Hires. This is the most brilliant Variegata known to any of the numerous competent judges who have seen it in our garden. The falls have the substance of those of Dominion and are a solid velvety color. We believe this is the finest Variegata introduced up to this time and we recommend it unhesitatingly. It flowered first in 1924 and five years observation have confirmed our first impression. $5.00.
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Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GayHussar01.JPGJPG GayHussar01.JPG manage 62 K 23 Nov 2014 - 03:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
gayhussar01.JPGJPG gayhussar01.JPG manage 134 K 13 Jun 2020 - 21:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gayhussar010.JPGJPG gayhussar010.JPG manage 111 K 26 Dec 2021 - 15:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gayhussar011.JPGJPG gayhussar011.JPG manage 144 K 26 Dec 2021 - 15:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gayhussar012.JPGJPG gayhussar012.JPG manage 157 K 26 Dec 2021 - 15:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gayhussar02.JPGJPG gayhussar02.JPG manage 860 K 13 Dec 2017 - 15:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
gayhussar1-jb2.jpgjpg gayhussar1-jb2.jpg manage 68 K 14 Apr 2016 - 17:35 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
gayhussar2-jb.jpgjpg gayhussar2-jb.jpg manage 34 K 19 Feb 2013 - 01:18 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
gayhussar4.jpgjpg gayhussar4.jpg manage 17 K 13 Sep 2013 - 19:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-United Kingdom
gayhussar9.JPGJPG gayhussar9.JPG manage 142 K 07 May 2023 - 20:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
gayhussar90.JPGJPG gayhussar90.JPG manage 200 K 18 Apr 2024 - 19:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r29 - 20 Apr 2024, DougChyz
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