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(TB) 'Elizabeth Ann'

1940, Lapham

'Elizabeth Ann' ( E. Greig Lapham, R. 1938) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4L. (Lap. 1940); Gage 1940; R., 1938; (King Karl) X (Midgard x Aphrodite). Gage(Sunnyside Gardens) 1940.

Additional nursery listings: Cooley 1945.

NOTE: Mr. Lapham registered an earlier 'Elizabeth Ann' in 1933 and was superseded by this introduction in 1940. See A.I.S. 1939 CL, p.209.

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From Sunnyside Gardens catalog, 1941: ELIZABETH ANN —(Lapham-Gage, 1940). Pedigree on request. A blending of pink shades with cream color, resulting in a smooth self of definite real Pink effect. Strong and very well branched; up to 11 blooms. Tall, free flowering plant. Large blooms of good substance with domed standards and broad and well-rounded falls. On account of its vigorous and rapid increase we are able to offer it at the moderate price here listed, and this price will positively be maintained in 1941. Midseason to late. $10.00. ORIGINAL CATALOG DESCRIPTION.
"Is a pretty pink iris, which, while it fades somewhat in the bright sunlight, is still attractive for several days (Ohio)." [Unknown author, Varietal Comment. AIS Bulletin #101 (April 1946): 72]
Cooley's 1945: ELIZABETH ANN (Lapham, 1940). This new pink iris is one of the very last to flower in our garden. Very tall, with as many as 11 blooms per stalk. A blend of pink shades, with much cream in its makeup. One of Lapham's new ones. Each $1.50.


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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