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■(TB) 'Edna's Wish'

1983, Gibson

'Edna's Wish' (James Gibson, 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.

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Photo by Matilija NurseryPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaEdnaPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Matilija NurseryPhoto by BonniePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1994 CooleyPhoto by Matilija NurseryPhoto by BonniePhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Sandy Ives.OffspingSibling templateEdnasWixhXWildJasmineProgeny



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

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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-03-16
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
EdnasWishSI.JPGJPG EdnasWishSI.JPG manage 266 K 09 Apr 2019 - 14:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
Ednas_Wish_com.jpgjpg Ednas_Wish_com.jpg manage 36 K 26 Jan 2011 - 22:51 Main.Selina49 Edna's Wish at Selina's Iris Garden
OffspingSibling templateEdnasWixhXWildJasmine.pdfpdf OffspingSibling templateEdnasWixhXWildJasmine.pdf manage 886 K 04 Dec 2018 - 00:30 BobPries  
Progeny.jpgjpg Progeny.jpg manage 280 K 04 Dec 2018 - 01:53 BobPries  
edna01.jpgjpg edna01.jpg manage 72 K 05 Mar 2015 - 03:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
edna02.jpgjpg edna02.jpg manage 57 K 23 Jun 2015 - 01:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
ednaswish01.jpgjpg ednaswish01.jpg manage 51 K 30 Aug 2014 - 02:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
ednaswish02.jpgjpg ednaswish02.jpg manage 59 K 06 Jul 2014 - 12:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
ednaswish03.jpgjpg ednaswish03.jpg manage 63 K 15 Sep 2014 - 02:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Bonnie's Irises
ednaswish07.JPGJPG ednaswish07.JPG manage 62 K 15 Aug 2021 - 12:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ednaswish09.JPGJPG ednaswish09.JPG manage 328 K 01 Feb 2021 - 03:12 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
ednaswish2.jpgjpg ednaswish2.jpg manage 97 K 10 Sep 2013 - 14:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
ednaswish3.jpgjpg ednaswish3.jpg manage 68 K 11 Sep 2013 - 19:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Bonnie's Irises
ednaswish4.jpgjpg ednaswish4.jpg manage 32 K 28 Nov 2018 - 03:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
ednaswish5.jpgjpg ednaswish5.jpg manage 39 K 28 Nov 2018 - 03:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
ednaswish9.JPGJPG ednaswish9.JPG manage 411 K 18 Nov 2020 - 15:10 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r30 - 18 Jan 2023, DougChyz
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