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■(BB) 'Little Freak'

1999, Steel

'Little Freak' (John Steel by Roger Nelson, R. 1999). BB, 22" (56 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards absent; falls (6) white, neatly marked fine medium violet plicata edge; beards medium yellow; flat form. Parentage unknown; diploid. Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens 1959.

a Novelty Iris.

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Awaiting original catalog description


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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BBLittleFreakWP.jpgjpg BBLittleFreakWP.jpg manage 51 K 13 Jul 2013 - 20:03 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
LittleFreak01.JPGJPG LittleFreak01.JPG manage 67 K 26 Nov 2014 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LittleFreak04.JPGJPG LittleFreak04.JPG manage 126 K 02 Sep 2016 - 01:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
LittleFreak05.jpgjpg LittleFreak05.jpg manage 123 K 17 Apr 2020 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
LittleFreak6.JPGJPG LittleFreak6.JPG manage 20 K 27 Sep 2013 - 14:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Trinity Garden & Design
LittleFreakAABB.jpgjpg LittleFreakAABB.jpg manage 20 K 17 Feb 2011 - 00:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
LittleFreakML.jpgjpg LittleFreakML.jpg manage 40 K 22 Jan 2012 - 18:38 Main.Betsy881 Courtesy of Mike Lowe from World Iris Society old site
Little_Freak-sterling_Okase.jpgjpg Little_Freak-sterling_Okase.jpg manage 53 K 05 Dec 2013 - 22:28 BobPries Okase photo
littlefreak01.jpgjpg littlefreak01.jpg manage 62 K 22 Aug 2014 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
littlefreak02.JPGJPG littlefreak02.JPG manage 561 K 26 Jun 2018 - 19:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
littlefreak03.JPGJPG littlefreak03.JPG manage 761 K 26 Jun 2018 - 19:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
littlefreak05.JPGJPG littlefreak05.JPG manage 84 K 28 Nov 2021 - 14:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
littlefreak050.jpgjpg littlefreak050.jpg manage 62 K 28 Nov 2021 - 14:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
littlefreak051.jpgjpg littlefreak051.jpg manage 84 K 28 Nov 2021 - 14:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
littlefreak09.jpgjpg littlefreak09.jpg manage 119 K 27 Apr 2020 - 21:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
littlefreak090.jpgjpg littlefreak090.jpg manage 161 K 25 Oct 2022 - 21:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
littlefreak1-jb.jpgjpg littlefreak1-jb.jpg manage 53 K 20 Feb 2013 - 02:04 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
littlefreak2-jb.jpgjpg littlefreak2-jb.jpg manage 63 K 20 Feb 2013 - 02:05 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
littlefreak5.jpgjpg littlefreak5.jpg manage 172 K 04 Jul 2018 - 03:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
littlefreak9.JPGJPG littlefreak9.JPG manage 175 K 08 Jun 2021 - 21:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
littlefreak90.JPGJPG littlefreak90.JPG manage 155 K 12 May 2022 - 02:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
Topic revision: r30 - 25 Oct 2022, TLaurin
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