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■(TB) 'Elsie Richardson'

1993, Richardson

'Elsie Richardson' (Gerald Richardson, R. 1992). Seedling 85-7-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), MMidseason bloom. Standards pastel rosy buff beige; falls pastel lavender rose blend, amber hafts; beards pale yellow, tipped gold; ruffled; slight fragrance. 'Mary Frances' X seedling 77-64-1: (seedling 75-26-1: ('Pink Taffeta' x (('Celestial Snow' x 'Blushing Beauty') x 'Cloud Ruffles')) x 'Dream Fantasy'). Rainbow's End 1993. Honorable Mention 1995.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing ELSIE RICHARDSON (G. Richardson '93) Sdlg. 85-7-1. M TB 36". Mary Frances X 77-64-1: (75-26-1: (Pink Taffeta x 71-37-1: (68-2-19: (Celestial Snow x Blushing Beauty) x Cloud Ruffles)) x Dream Fantasy). A frothy pastel confection of peach, beige, rose and lavender. Standards are a peach beige, falls are pale lavender rose. Heavily ruffled, fluted and flared. Yellow-gold beards. $25.00. Rainbow's End Garden.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ElsieRichardson01.JPGJPG ElsieRichardson01.JPG manage 50 K 11 Dec 2014 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ElsieRichardson13BHI.JPGJPG ElsieRichardson13BHI.JPG manage 69 K 18 Apr 2012 - 17:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ElsierRichardson02.JPGJPG ElsierRichardson02.JPG manage 86 K 15 Aug 2021 - 14:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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