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■(TB) 'Clovelly'

1940, Tobie

'Clovelly' (Mrs. Walter (Mabel Carey) Tobie, R. 1939) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class S7L. 'Easter Morn' x 'Rose Dominion'.

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CLOVELLY (Tobie 1940) M. L. For many years breeders have been seeking an attractive green iris and now we have it in Covelly. A very flaring grayish white with a strong suffusion of seafoam green (Ridgway) throughout the flower giving the effect of a pale green iris. The standards are very roundly domed with a strong pale green midrib. The falls are flaring of the same color with a deepening of the green on the border of the falls. Light yellow beard. The flowers have fine form and extremely heavy substance well placed on four way branching stalks. One of the most distinctive and fascinating irises that I saw last season, and an absolutely new break in color. R. 88 1940. 40 in. $5.00. [Mrs. Thomas Nesmith, Fairmount Gardens Catalog, Lowell, Massachusetts, A Selected List of Tall Bearded Iris. Summer 1942-Spring 1943].


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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