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■(TB) 'Copper Frills'

1941, Whiting

'Copper Frills' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1940). Seedling# 3946. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R4L. Strong fragrance. 'Golden Light' x 'Lux'. Maple Valley 1941.

Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1949: COPPER FRILLS (W. 1941) No. 3946 (GOLDEN LIGHT X LUX) Midseason, 34 inches. Crisply ruffled, rosy copper self--well named. A border iris, rich in color, good for massing. Flowers rather small but well proportioned to the well branched stalk. Nice for cutting. Appreciated more each year. 50c. 3 for $1.00.
COPPER FRILLS (3946 GOLDEN LIGHT X LUX). Copper rose self of very ruffled form and medium size. A fresh and lovely garden subject, very prolific and free flowering. 36 inches. [Notes from Midwest Breeders, A.I.S. Bulletin 84:54 Jan. 1942.]


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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