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■(TB) 'Debby Rairdon'

1965, Kuntz

'Debby Rairdon' (Mrs. Hilbert Kuntz, R. 1964). Seedling 59-2. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-W5Y, Subdued yellow with white on reverse side; falls pearly white with white on reverse side. Parentage unknown. Noyd 1965. Honorable Mention 1966; Judges Choice 1967; Award of Merit 1968; American Dykes Medal 1971.

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Debby Rairdon by Mike UnserPhoto by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Iris City GardensPhoto by Damon GardensPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Across Iris Lanes GardenPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Wisconsin Iris SocietyPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by Darius Gusas-LithuaniaPhoto by Will Plotner-Wildwood GardensPhoto by Darius Gusas-LithuaniaPhoto by Darius Gusas-LithuaniaPhoto scanned from the 1976 CooleyPhoto by Exline Iris GardenPlease contact Brock Heilman for image courtesy Scottie FinneyPhoto by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3


From AIS Bulletin #178, July 1965. Introducing DEBBY RAIRDON (Kuntz) 34" E-L. The closed wavy standards are subdued yellow with white on the reverse side. The round, wavy, horizontal falls are pearly white with yellow on the reverse side. Very heavy substance. (Parentage unknown. The pod parent was a good pink.) Net 25.00. Noyd's Iris Garden.
In the Luihn garden we observed an iris numbered 59-2, and "flipped." The standards are white-edged yellow, and the falls are similar, with the substance like wax. We later learned this iris is named DEBBY RAIRDON (Kuntz '65), and has been introduced by Luella Noyd. [Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 82.]
This year's winner, DEBBY RAIRDON, was completely acceptable here. With perhaps the most perfect form in irisdom, this pale yellow and white is outstanding in other ways too. Its heavy substance lets it take our gusty spring winds without a tear. Branching is not as elegant as in some other varieties, but is adequate considering the height of the stalks. Although this iris is of unknown parentage, it is apparently from pinks, since all its sibs are pink and several descendants from it, including Noyd's 'LUCKY NUMBER' and 'SANDBERRY', are also pink. A hybridizer who gets a clear pink with Debby's form has a winner. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 9.]


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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DEBBYRAIRDON02.jpgjpg DEBBYRAIRDON02.jpg manage 76 K 03 Jun 2014 - 02:57 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
DEBBYRAIRDON03.jpgjpg DEBBYRAIRDON03.jpg manage 90 K 03 Jun 2014 - 02:59 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
DEBBYRAIRDON04.jpgjpg DEBBYRAIRDON04.jpg manage 69 K 03 Jun 2014 - 03:01 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
DEBBYRAIRDON05.jpgjpg DEBBYRAIRDON05.jpg manage 63 K 03 Jun 2014 - 03:04 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
DebbyRairdon01.jpgjpg DebbyRairdon01.jpg manage 257 K 10 Apr 2017 - 19:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
DebbyRairdon10.JPGJPG DebbyRairdon10.JPG manage 58 K 21 Feb 2014 - 21:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
DebbyRairdon8.JPGJPG DebbyRairdon8.JPG manage 69 K 21 Feb 2014 - 21:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
DebbyRairdon9.JPGJPG DebbyRairdon9.JPG manage 47 K 21 Feb 2014 - 21:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
DebbyRairdonEI.jpgjpg DebbyRairdonEI.jpg manage 29 K 11 Dec 2012 - 15:15 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Debby_Rairdon.jpgjpg Debby_Rairdon.jpg manage 66 K 20 Sep 2014 - 15:22 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
IMG_9050-X2_debby_rairdon.jpgjpg IMG_9050-X2_debby_rairdon.jpg manage 144 K 21 Feb 2016 - 03:41 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
TBDebbyRairdon.jpgjpg TBDebbyRairdon.jpg manage 73 K 15 Feb 2010 - 17:10 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
debby-rairdon-mu.jpgjpg debby-rairdon-mu.jpg manage 22 K 11 Jul 2010 - 02:24 Main.mikeu Debby Rairdon by Mike Unser
debby02.jpgjpg debby02.jpg manage 73 K 07 Jun 2015 - 02:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
debbyrairdon01.jpgjpg debbyrairdon01.jpg manage 50 K 21 Aug 2014 - 15:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
debbyrairdon02.JPGJPG debbyrairdon02.JPG manage 66 K 23 Aug 2015 - 18:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Across Iris Lanes Garden
debbyrairdon03.JPGJPG debbyrairdon03.JPG manage 387 K 28 Apr 2017 - 03:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
debbyrairdon1.jpgjpg debbyrairdon1.jpg manage 30 K 27 Nov 2018 - 20:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
debbyrairdon6.jpgjpg debbyrairdon6.jpg manage 24 K 19 Mar 2013 - 16:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
debbyrairdon9.JPGJPG debbyrairdon9.JPG manage 471 K 14 Feb 2021 - 03:35 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
rsz_debbyreirdon.jpgjpg rsz_debbyreirdon.jpg manage 71 K 12 Jan 2014 - 02:57 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Scottie Finney
Topic revision: r39 - 18 Dec 2022, Harloiris
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