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■(TB) 'Cream Taffeta'

1970, Rudolph

'Cream Taffeta' (Nate Rudolph, R. 1970). Seedling# 66-25. TB, 31" (79 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light cream (RHS 10D); falls light cream, lighter area (10D) at center, underside green; white beard tipped lemon yellow; ruffled. Seedling# 64-61: ((seedling# 60-53: (Fay seedling# 56-06: 'Lipstick' x sibling) x 'Arctic Flame') x (seedling# 62-50: ('Dancing Bride' x sibling))) X 'Yellow Chiffon'. Rudolph 1970. Honorable Mention 1971; Award of Merit 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing CREAM TAFFETA (Rudolph '70) $25.00. No. 66-25 (64-61 X Yellow Chiffon: (60-53 X 62-50: (Fay 56-06 X Arctic Flame: (Dancing Bride X Sib). A very clean light cream self RHS 10/D. The huge, heavily ruffled and perfectly shaped blossoms have a lighter area at the center of the 3" wide falls and a slight lemon shading at the haft, with a white tipped lemon beard. Underside of the falls are quite green. The very heavy substance is like carved wax. Branching and plant habits are excellent. Nine buds. Fertile both ways. HC 1968 and 1969. Lakelawn Gardens.
Rudolph's 'YELLOW CHIFFON' and CREAM TAFFETA were impressive in all gardens. CREAM TAFFETA will fill a need for good irises in that color range described in its name. Flowers are large and coloring is smooth, from ruffled edges to the heart of the bloom. 'YELLOW CHIFFON' is a luscious yellow and white blend which looks good enough to eat. The slightly open standards are held strongly erect so that they are attractive. Both of these are very fine additions to any garden. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 10.]


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-11-13
  • TB 'Cream Taffeta' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately June 4-12, in 2017. This clump had just been thinned in 2016. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 15 Aug 2017
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20170605_132747TB Cream Taffeta (3).jpgjpg 20170605_132747TB Cream Taffeta (3).jpg manage 120 K 15 Aug 2017 - 16:18 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Detail of the inside of TB Cream Taffeta. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/05/2017.
20170610_102103TB Cream Taffeta (3).jpgjpg 20170610_102103TB Cream Taffeta (3).jpg manage 193 K 15 Aug 2017 - 16:12 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Close up of beard of TB Cream Taffeta. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/10/2017.
CreamTaffeta02.jpgjpg CreamTaffeta02.jpg manage 66 K 02 Jun 2014 - 20:05 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
CreamTaffetaBHI.jpgjpg CreamTaffetaBHI.jpg manage 71 K 17 Nov 2011 - 20:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
IMG_3667 TB Cream Taffeta RS.jpgjpg IMG_3667 TB Cream Taffeta RS.jpg manage 114 K 22 Jul 2019 - 17:15 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Photo by Holly Johnson Minnesota zone 4b
creamtaffeta1.jpgjpg creamtaffeta1.jpg manage 118 K 21 Jun 2017 - 18:37 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
creamtaffeta2.jpgjpg creamtaffeta2.jpg manage 117 K 19 Jun 2017 - 18:26 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
creamtaffeta3.JPGJPG creamtaffeta3.JPG manage 281 K 13 Jun 2016 - 19:31 UnknownUser Photo by HIPS Archives
creamtaffeta4.jpgjpg creamtaffeta4.jpg manage 131 K 21 Jun 2017 - 21:09 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
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