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■(TB) 'Emma Louisa'

1969, Buckles

'Emma Louisa' (Eugene Buckles, 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.

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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

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
EmmaLouisa01.jpgjpg EmmaLouisa01.jpg manage 62 K 06 Apr 2015 - 17:10 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
EmmaLouisa02.jpgjpg EmmaLouisa02.jpg manage 74 K 17 Apr 2015 - 19:54 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
EmmaLouisa03.jpgjpg EmmaLouisa03.jpg manage 64 K 17 Apr 2015 - 19:57 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
EmmaLouisa04.JPGJPG EmmaLouisa04.JPG manage 154 K 06 Dec 2016 - 15:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
EmmaLouisa05.JPGJPG EmmaLouisa05.JPG manage 146 K 06 Dec 2016 - 15:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
EmmaLouisa06.jpgjpg EmmaLouisa06.jpg manage 147 K 18 Apr 2020 - 19:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
EmmaLouisa11.JPGJPG EmmaLouisa11.JPG manage 91 K 15 Aug 2021 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
EmmaLouisa12BHI.jpgjpg EmmaLouisa12BHI.jpg manage 60 K 18 Apr 2012 - 18:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Emma_Louisa.jpgjpg Emma_Louisa.jpg manage 52 K 01 Feb 2011 - 22:23 IrisP  
emmalou02.JPGJPG emmalou02.JPG manage 71 K 27 Jun 2014 - 22:27 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
emmalouisa01.jpgjpg emmalouisa01.jpg manage 105 K 28 Mar 2016 - 18:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
emmalouisa1.jpgjpg emmalouisa1.jpg manage 128 K 03 Jul 2018 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
emmalouisa2.jpgjpg emmalouisa2.jpg manage 112 K 03 Jul 2018 - 21:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r20 - 27 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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