■(TB) 'Emma Louisa'
, R. 1968). Seedling 65-1. TB, 30" (76 cm), Early midseason bloom and rebloom. Color Class B4RV, Standards light lavender-blue; falls red plum. 'Gypsy 'Lullaby'
X 'Memphis Lass'
. Buckles 1969. High Commendation 1966, Honorable Mention 1970.
| From AIS Bulletin #193 April 1969 Introducing EMMA LOUISA. Sdlg. 65-1. TB. 30". E-M. Domed standards are light lavender blue; falls dark red-plum, semiflaring and ruffled. Strong stalk, well-branched. Bud count 8. Will rebloom. Gypsy Lullaby X Memphis Lass. He '66. Net $25.00. Buckles Iris Gardens.
| EMMA LOUISA (Buckles '69). A sharp bicolor with light lavender blue standards and full red-plum falls whose edges are blended with the same color of the standards. Tall, gracefully-curved, well-branched stalks both spring and fall. Heavily ruffled with flaring form. Outstanding parentage. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 26.]
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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