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■(TB) 'Alice Lemen'

1957, Plough

'Alice Lemen' (Gordon Plough, R. 1956). Seedling 51-61-3. TB, 31" (79 cm), Midseason bloom.. Color Class-Y4, Bicolor, Standards empire yellow (Wilson 603-1), Falls white, hafts empire yellow 603. ('Gold Ruffles' x 'Chérie') X 'Twenty Grand'. Eden Road 1957.

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Image from 1958 Eden Road catalogPhoto scanned from the Larry Harder slide collectionPhoto by HIPS Archives


From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: ALICE LEMEN. Plough 1956. This Iris has heavy crimped and fluted edges. The falls are white with clean hafts of Empire yellow. The nicely closed standards are Empire yellow. Beard is bright yellow. A grand thing. $20.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: ALICE LEMEN (Plough '57) M-33" An eye-catcher with heavily crinkled & very lacy flowers. Standards nicely closed, of Empire yellow; falls white with yellow hafts. Fertile both ways. JC'60 & '61 (Gold Ruffles x Cherie) X Twenty Grand). Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $3.50; on $25 order $2.75; 3 for $7.85.
ALICE LEMEN - Closed standards are yellow; falls are white with yellow hafts. All edges of petals are crimped and fluted. Very floriferous; we usually have two or three bloom stalks on one-year plants. [Hildenbrandt, Lester (1965). Irises for a Beginner, American Iris Society Bulletin, 177 (April 1965), 27.]


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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Alice Lemen TB 1958 Eden Road.pngpng Alice Lemen TB 1958 Eden Road.png manage 940 K 07 Feb 2024 - 13:57 EdenSprings Image from 1958 Eden Road catalog
alicelemen01.JPGJPG alicelemen01.JPG manage 716 K 11 Mar 2018 - 15:34 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
alicelemen1.JPGJPG alicelemen1.JPG manage 405 K 12 May 2016 - 19:21 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r16 - 07 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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