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■(TB) 'Christmas'

1991, Gatty

'Christmas' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1990). Seedling# S31-5. TB, height 37" (94 cm), Early to midseason bloom. White; falls with faint greenish cast; beards white, lemon in throat. 'Fine China' X 'Royal Elegance'. Keppel 1991. Honorable Mention 1993; Award of Merit 1996.

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From AIS Bulletin #280 January 1991 Introducing CHRISTMAS (Gatty) EM 37" (Fine China X Royal Elegance). Heavily ruffled snow white beauty. $35.00. Keith Keppel.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Christmas01.JPGJPG Christmas01.JPG manage 132 K 25 Aug 2016 - 01:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Christmas07.JPGJPG Christmas07.JPG manage 64 K 22 Mar 2014 - 12:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Christmas19110.jpgjpg Christmas19110.jpg manage 28 K 29 Mar 2012 - 03:40 Christmas
Christmas5.jpgjpg Christmas5.jpg manage 29 K 15 Aug 2013 - 18:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
ChristmasNN.jpgjpg ChristmasNN.jpg manage 22 K 06 Nov 2011 - 17:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Christmas_19_00.jpgjpg Christmas_19_00.jpg manage 36 K 29 Mar 2012 - 03:39 Christmas
Christmas_fl.jpgjpg Christmas_fl.jpg manage 65 K 07 Mar 2011 - 17:26 IrisP  
christmas01.jpgjpg christmas01.jpg manage 25 K 12 Sep 2014 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
christmas02.jpgjpg christmas02.jpg manage 46 K 19 Jun 2015 - 20:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
christmas03.jpgjpg christmas03.jpg manage 82 K 16 Jan 2017 - 16:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
christmas04.jpgjpg christmas04.jpg manage 130 K 09 Mar 2017 - 23:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Antanas Markevicius-Geles Iris Garden-Lithuania.
christmas1.jpgjpg christmas1.jpg manage 74 K 25 Oct 2017 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
christmas2.jpgjpg christmas2.jpg manage 79 K 25 Oct 2017 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
christmas3.jpgjpg christmas3.jpg manage 83 K 25 Oct 2017 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
christmas4.jpgjpg christmas4.jpg manage 158 K 25 Oct 2017 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
christmas6.JPGJPG christmas6.JPG manage 62 K 01 Dec 2013 - 16:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Antanas Markevicius-Geles Iris Garden-Lithuania.
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