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(TB) 'Alchemy'

1932, Wareham

'Alchemy' ( John Wareham, R. 1924) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4M. Cooley 1932.

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ALCHEMY (Ware. '32) An interesting yellow, of a deep tone. The flower is of heavy texture and fine form, on tall, well-branched stems…......$7.50 [Irises That Are Growing Over-the-Garden-Wall catalog Summer 1935/Spring 1936].
ALCHEMY. This production, which has created comment in the Taft garden during the past three years, is undoubtedly the finest yellow iris ever introduced in America, possibly in the world. This writer has seen most of the new yellows now in commerce, including JASON, DAFFODIL, G.B. BAKER, and the various deep yellows listed in this catalogue, and Alchemy easily stands at the top of the list. The stems are tall, well branched, and bear a goodly number of solid, deep yellow blossoms, heavy of texture and wonderful in form. The flowers are considerably larger than PLUIE D'OR. See Miss Sturtevant's article in A.I.S. bulletin No. 38, pages 36 to 40. Each $35.00 [Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932]


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.

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