■(TB) 'Edna's Wish'
, R. 1982). Seedling 34-8E. TB, 43" (109 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled orange (RHS 29B) with violet cast; orange (31A) beard. 'Starfrost Pink'
X seedling 75-4B, 'Orange Plume'
sibling. Gibson 1983. Honorable Mention 1985; Favorite Guest 1986.
| From AIS Bulletin #248 January 1983 Introducing EDNA'S WISH -TB, M-L, 109 em, Self, #34-8E. Net $35.00. This cross of Starfrost Pink and an Orange Plume sib produced a most outstanding number of orange self and pink plicata seedlings. They are tall, well branched stalks. The 6 x 6" heavily ruffled blooms are outstanding. Edna's Wish is an orange color (29B) with a violet flush. Form is excellent and blooms are long lasting. The perfectly branched, 43" stalks make an outstanding display of large orange plumes in the garden, getting immediate attention. Rich orange beards (31A) add distinctively. This one, I think, will be an excellent parent as well as a garden standout. Gibson Iris Gardens.
| Reported Rebloom in: Australia The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 64
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A search for 'Edna's Wish' will show many examples of how it was used in parentages. Below is just one example of results from it crossed with 'Wild Jasmine'
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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