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■(TB) 'Belle Prairie'

1960, Schmelzer

'Belle Prairie' (Hazel Schmelzer, R. 1958). Seedling# 36-H-57. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late bloom. Color Class-YO5M, Tan and medium pink blend, gold bar on haft. 'Hazel E.' x 'Happy Birthday'. Schmelzer 1960. Honorable Mention 1961.

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From AIS Bulletin #157, April 1960. Introducing BELLE PRAIRIE-A blending of tan and medium pink with lime and fawn shadings. Outstanding form. Schmelzer Iris Garden.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BELLE PRAIRIE (Schm. '60) M.L. 40 in. (Hazel E. x H. Birthday). A gigantic flower of spreading form with heavily ruffled and rippled flowers. Well domed stands and flaring falls. The color is a blending of tans, pinks and fawn with lime overtones and a brushing of gold across the haft. Luscious. H.M. 1961. 5.00.


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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