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(TB) 'Ballet Girl'

1935, Sass

'Ballet Girl' (Hans Peter Sass R. 1935) TB. Midseason/Late bloom. Color Class-W7. Sass 1935, Schreiner 1935.

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From Schreiners Iris catalog, 1936: BALLET GIRL (H. P. Sass-Schreiner '35). Of softest blush pink, pure and daintily colored, the form of the flower is very distinct, having addressed standards with large rounded flaring falls. The size is decidedly above the average in the pink class. Its daintiness and grace are indeed suggestive of a dancing girl. The stem is of medium height and the flowers are of very good substance. This is a clear, exquisite pink with a most charming personality. Stock limited. $15.00.
Ballet Girl. Lovely soft lavender self, frosty and fluted. Good form, straight stalk, very little branching, vigorous, making a beautiful clump in the garden. [Mrs. Herman E. Lewis, "Varietal Notes 1938", A.I.S. Bulletin 72 (January 1939): 10.]
From Quality Gardens catalog, 1938: (H. Sass 1935) M. 36". A medium tall, delicately colored iris of clear pastel pink. S. ruffled and frilled, F. semi-flaring. $5.00.
Catalog References: Quality 1938; Schreiner's 1935, 1936; Tell 1947; Wassenberg 1938.


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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