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■(TB) 'Fifty Grand'

1970, Gaskill

'Fifty Grand' (Ferris Gaskill, R. 1969). Seedling# 2666-10. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early to late bloom. Color Class-R1P, Light red-pink self (RHS 38C); wide orange-red beard. 'Marilyn Johnson' X 'Esther Fay'. Greenbrier Farm 1970. Honorable Mention 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing FIFTY GRAND. Sdlg. 2666-10. TB. 34". E-M-L. Marilyn Johnson X Esther Fay. BRILLIANT RED-PINK SELF: FLAMING RED BEARD. Four or more branches plus terminal, with lower branches frequently rebranched. Abundance of buds; long season of bloom. Fine form and substance. From another suggestion of Orville Fay to incorporate the finest qualities of the pollen parent with the desired advance in color depth. Name suggested by Ruth Goodrick to mark our Fiftieth Anniversary. Fertile both ways. Led all classes in HC votes '69. $25.00. Greenbriar Farm.


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
FiftyGrandBJ.jpgjpg FiftyGrandBJ.jpg manage 52 K 09 Feb 2012 - 21:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
FiftyGrandHG.jpgjpg FiftyGrandHG.jpg manage 52 K 20 Mar 2012 - 17:59 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Hornbaker Gardens
fiftygrand02.JPGJPG fiftygrand02.JPG manage 70 K 16 Jul 2014 - 21:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
fiftygrand1.jpgjpg fiftygrand1.jpg manage 138 K 12 Jun 2019 - 23:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
fiftygrand2.jpgjpg fiftygrand2.jpg manage 132 K 18 Jun 2019 - 15:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
fiftygrand3.jpgjpg fiftygrand3.jpg manage 120 K 03 Jun 2020 - 19:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
fiftygrand30.JPGJPG fiftygrand30.JPG manage 145 K 11 Mar 2022 - 17:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
rsz_FiftyGrand-jb.jpgjpg rsz_FiftyGrand-jb.jpg manage 71 K 29 Dec 2012 - 14:50 Main.Harloiris photo by Sharon Hall
Topic revision: r18 - 16 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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