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■(TB) 'Festoon'

1958, Hall

'Festoon' (David Hall, R. 1957). Seedling# 54-70. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-R5L, Standards pink; Falls pink tinged apricot. Pink seedling X pink seedling. Cooley 1958.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: FESTOON (Hall '58) EM-36". Truly a luscious blend of caramel, peach and salmon-pink with extra heavy tangerine-red beard & crimped & ruffled edges of both standards & falls. Coloring is positively mouth-watering! Sometimes re-blooms in late fall. HM'59; RU, JC'60. Regularly $2.50; on $10 order $2.10; on $25 order $1.85.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: FESTOON (D. Hall '58) M. 36 in. Frompink sdlgs. A luscious blend of salmon peach and peach caramel overtoned pink with an extra heavy tangerine beard. Broad petals with crimped and ruffled edge. A real beauty. H.M. 1959. 2.50.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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FestoonBHI.jpgjpg FestoonBHI.jpg manage 51 K 18 Nov 2011 - 15:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
festoon9.JPGJPG festoon9.JPG manage 413 K 20 Jan 2021 - 03:30 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r12 - 20 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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