■(TB) 'Desert Song'
( Orville Fay
, R. 1946). TB, Midseason bloom, Color Class W4. No fragrance. 'Snow Flurry'
x 'Golden Eagle'
. Fay 1946. Honorable Mention A.I.S. 1946; Award of Merit A.I.S. 1949.
1949 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 115:5 Oct. 1949.
| From Fay Gardens catalog, 1947: DESERT SONG No. 44-47 (1946). Snow Flurry x Golden Eagle. $15. This Iris was bred especially to fill a need in the light yellow or cream class. The large, flaring and ruffled flowers are of nice proportions and bloom over a very long season. The flower is a cream self. The haft is clean and the beard yellow. The stalk is very strong, well-branched and 40 inches tall. Mid-season. Very large plants and a fast increaser. Winter hardy. H. M. 1946.
| 'Desert Song' (Fay, 1946) Each $3.00. New cream self, beautifully ruffled with extra large flowers of excellent proportion. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers last a long time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of 3 feet. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 12.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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