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■(TB) 'Dauntless'

1929, Connell

'Dauntless' (Clarence Phillips Connell, R. 1927) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Code-R9D. ('Cardinal' X 'Rose Madder'). Award of Merit Royal Horticultural Society 1938; American Dykes Medal 1929.

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From Quality Gardens catalog for 1931: This is a cross between 'Cardinal' and 'Rose Madder'. The color is red and it is a self color. The falls appear darker than the standards because of their velvety quality. Without question this is one of the outstanding introductions in recent years and we shall be glad when the stock is sufficient that it may be in every garden.
From Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932: DAUNTLESS. The peer of all red irises, a Dykes medal winner in America, and certainly one of the finest things ever introduced. The blooms are of great size, on tall stems, and flower over a long season. In color DAUNTLESS appears much redder than most other so-called red irises, due partly to the fact that it carries a mixture of orange and brown in its pigment and very little blue or purple. Across the garden it glows like fire. It was the finest variety seen in New England last season. Each $6.50; three for $15.00
From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: DAUNTLESS (Connell, 29) Light wine red standards, lightly infused with cream yellow. Dark velvety wine red falls and yellow beards. Only the second iris to win the highest medal, DAUNTLESS soon became a leading progenitor of reds. Dykes Medal 1929. $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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IMG_7674.jpgjpg IMG_7674.jpg manage 341 K 21 Dec 2018 - 14:57 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
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dauntless06.jpgjpg dauntless06.jpg manage 44 K 23 Jun 2015 - 11:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
dauntless09.jpgjpg dauntless09.jpg manage 58 K 21 Jul 2014 - 21:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
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dauntless1-10.jpgjpg dauntless1-10.jpg manage 36 K 11 Jul 2010 - 02:21 Main.mikeu Dauntless by Mike Unser
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dauntless7.jpgjpg dauntless7.jpg manage 68 K 31 Jan 2019 - 14:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Old House Gardens.
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