, R. 2006). Seedling #K311A. IB, height 26" (66 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards butter yellow, wide medium blue-violet plicata band, darker midrib and dots and dashes through center; style arms medium red-violet; falls warm white, narrow blue-violet plicata band, some dotting inside band, pale violet center line and dart at end of beard; beards white tipped bright yellow; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance. Seedling #H242A: ('Starbaby'
x seedling #B302B: (seedling #85385A x seedling #88262A)) X seedling #E25DD: ('Contemporary Art'
x 'Flights Of Fancy'
). Mid-America 2006. Honorable Mention 2008
; Award of Merit 2010
; Sass Medal 2012
| From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2006: NICKEL - IB, 26" (66 cm), Midseason. Nickel the iris is just as well formed and beautifully colored as Nickel the husky it is named for. She pointed this one out and asked that it be named for her. Her wish is my command. Precisely ruffled flowers are perfection. Standards are medium butter-yellow with dark violet-blue ribs and wide, slightly lighter plicata bands and light sanding and dotting over centers. Plum styles peer over bright yellow beards. White falls have narrower blue-grape plicata bands that are wider at hafts and narrowing toward bottoms. Nickel is a near perfect IB in every respect. Sdlg. K311A: (Starbaby x Black B302B) X (Contemporary Art x Flights Of Fancy). $22.50.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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