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■(TB) 'Feminine Charm'

1974, Kegerise

'Feminine Charm' (Evelyn Kegerise, R. 1973). Seedling# 68-2-B. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards light pink, edged golden peach; falls light peach, edged deeper, golden peach haft; deep peach beard; ruffled and laced. 'Christie Anne' X 'Rippling Waters'. Evelyn Kegerise 1974. High Commendation 1973; Honorable Mention 1976, Award of Merit 1978; Franklin Cook Cup 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing FEMININE CHARM. 68-2-B. (Christie Anne X Rippling Waters). 1973 Convention viewers described this iris as "distinctive." Blooms have light pink standards edged golden peach; falls are light peach with golden peach edges and hafts. All flower parts are ruffled and laced. Lovely semi-flaring flower form. Good substance. Bud count nine. Well-branched, sturdy stalks. Fertile both ways. M-L, 32". 17 votes for HC 1973. $25.00. Evelyn Kegerise.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FeminineCharm01.JPGJPG FeminineCharm01.JPG manage 53 K 12 Dec 2014 - 00:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FeminineCharm02.JPGJPG FeminineCharm02.JPG manage 75 K 16 Aug 2021 - 02:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FeminineCharm12BHI.jpgjpg FeminineCharm12BHI.jpg manage 51 K 18 Apr 2012 - 22:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Feminine_Charm.JPGJPG Feminine_Charm.JPG manage 40 K 02 Feb 2011 - 06:01 IrisP  
femiminecharm1.jpgjpg femiminecharm1.jpg manage 30 K 28 Nov 2018 - 19:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
femininecharm9.JPGJPG femininecharm9.JPG manage 218 K 03 Apr 2023 - 12:31 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1978 AIS San Jose Convention by Verna Laurin at the Corlew Garden
rsz_femininecharm-jb.jpgjpg rsz_femininecharm-jb.jpg manage 71 K 10 Dec 2012 - 16:33 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
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