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■(TB) 'Elegant Era'

1986, Tompkins

'Elegant Era' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1982). Seedling 79-27E. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards bright naples yellow with touch of violet on lower midrib; falls ivory white, 1/2" ruffled gold edge, yellow reverse; deep amber beard, violet base. Seedling 77-40: (('Stately Mansions' x 'Cosmopolitan') x ('Pretty Please' x 'Priceless Pearl')) X seedling 77-81: (('Princess' x 'Maudie Marie') x ('Pretty Please' x 'Cosmopolitan')). Cooley's Gardens 1986.

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ElegantEra01.JPGelegantera02.JPGElegantEra02.JPGelegantera03.jpgelegantera04.jpgelegantera2.JPGelegantera5.JPGElegantEraBHI.JPGIMG 8867.jpg


Awaiting original catalog description


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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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-11-19
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ElegantEra01.JPGJPG ElegantEra01.JPG manage 48 K 11 Dec 2014 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ElegantEra02.JPGJPG ElegantEra02.JPG manage 71 K 15 Aug 2021 - 14:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ElegantEraBHI.JPGJPG ElegantEraBHI.JPG manage 51 K 18 Nov 2011 - 01:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
IMG_8867.jpgjpg IMG_8867.jpg manage 335 K 27 Dec 2018 - 14:14 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2017, Bed 46.
elegantera02.JPGJPG elegantera02.JPG manage 74 K 11 May 2014 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
elegantera03.jpgjpg elegantera03.jpg manage 259 K 07 Mar 2019 - 16:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
elegantera04.jpgjpg elegantera04.jpg manage 481 K 07 Mar 2019 - 16:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
elegantera2.JPGJPG elegantera2.JPG manage 73 K 23 Mar 2013 - 20:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
elegantera5.JPGJPG elegantera5.JPG manage 92 K 22 Apr 2020 - 20:09 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1995 Stockton Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r22 - 10 Nov 2022, Harloiris
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