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■(IB) 'Gypsy Queen'

Bef, 1859, Salter

'Gypsy Queen' (John Salter, before 1859) IB. Late midseason bloom. Color Code S6M.

See below:

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References

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: "Color effect an old gold, velvety maroon veined bicolor. S. honey yellow to old gold, much undulated. F. velvety maroon-brown to blackish brown, distinctly veined to a point one-half inch from the end of the blade. The edge blends yellow to old gold on the haft. Occasional lavender or cream-white flecks occur on the blade. This plant is a vigorous grower , and has stiff, slender, deep green foliage, tinged purple at the base. The flower spikes are tall and well and widely branched. Its very late bloom, its dull color combinations like those found in the Cypripedium orchid, and its early history, being a parent of the variegata groups, make it still worthy of selection."
Note: The 1929 Checklist notates GQ as a TB, but this was changed to IB in the 1939 edition.
 
Note: There is an impostor that has floated about for decades under the name GQ. . The true GQ has no flush of rose to the standards and the falls are very dark in tone, often appearing black. -- MikeUnser - 2013-12-10; I've added a photo of a very common variety that has been going around for at least 20 years under the name Gypsy Queen. It is a lovely little iris, but is not the real GQ. The real GQ has deep black cherry tones to the falls and the standards are old gold. All petals are elongated. The impostor has a rosy tint in the standards and the falls are a brighter violet. The form is more rounded and symmetrical. -- MikeUnser - 2017-02-25

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.


-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

Synonyms

Hamlet, La Prestigieuse.

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  • I've added a photo of a very common variety that has been going around for at least 20 years under the name Gypsy Queen. It is a lovely little iris, but is not the real GQ. The real GQ has deep black cherry tones to the falls and the standards are old gold. All petals are elongated. The impostor has a rosy tint in the standards and the falls are a brighter violet. The form is more rounded and symmetrical. -- MikeUnser - 2017-02-25
Topic attachments
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BHP_8806-X2_gypsy_queen.jpgjpg BHP_8806-X2_gypsy_queen.jpg manage 118 K 12 Feb 2016 - 04:40 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
GYPSY QUEEN.JPGJPG GYPSY QUEEN.JPG manage 175 K 10 Mar 2019 - 21:27 Main.Harloiris Cynthia Voss photo
GypsyQueen01.JPGJPG GypsyQueen01.JPG manage 186 K 01 Sep 2016 - 20:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
GypsyQueen_800jpg.jpgjpg GypsyQueen_800jpg.jpg manage 261 K 09 Nov 2015 - 22:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kathryn Mohr
gypsy-queen-impostor.jpgjpg gypsy-queen-impostor.jpg manage 217 K 25 Feb 2017 - 03:29 Main.mikeu photo by Mike Unser
gypsy-queen1-13.jpgjpg gypsy-queen1-13.jpg manage 90 K 10 Dec 2013 - 03:00 Main.mikeu Gypsy Queen by Mike Unser
gypsy-queen1-20.jpgjpg gypsy-queen1-20.jpg manage 359 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:44 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gypsy-queen10-20.jpgjpg gypsy-queen10-20.jpg manage 184 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:42 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gypsy-queen3-08.jpgjpg gypsy-queen3-08.jpg manage 61 K 10 Dec 2013 - 03:01 Main.mikeu Gypsy Queen by Mike Unser
gypsy-queen3-0816.jpgjpg gypsy-queen3-0816.jpg manage 25 K 02 Sep 2016 - 14:36 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
gypsy-queen3-20.jpgjpg gypsy-queen3-20.jpg manage 338 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gypsy-queen5-20.jpgjpg gypsy-queen5-20.jpg manage 207 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gypsy-queen7-20.jpgjpg gypsy-queen7-20.jpg manage 355 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:42 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gypsyqueen01.JPGJPG gypsyqueen01.JPG manage 600 K 15 Dec 2015 - 15:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen at the Royal Botanical Gardens,Hamilton,Ontario
gypsyqueen02.JPGJPG gypsyqueen02.JPG manage 496 K 15 Dec 2015 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen at the Royal Botanical Gardens,Hamilton,Ontario
gypsyqueen03.JPGJPG gypsyqueen03.JPG manage 630 K 20 Apr 2018 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
gypsyqueen09.JPGJPG gypsyqueen09.JPG manage 89 K 18 Aug 2021 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
gypsyqueen9.jpgjpg gypsyqueen9.jpg manage 303 K 14 Jun 2021 - 22:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
Topic revision: r30 - 18 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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