■(TB) 'Fond Wish'
, R. 1966). Seedling# 64-693. TB, height 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-V4Ycm, Standards light orchid; falls cream with orchid border; bright tangerine beard; lacy, ruffled. 'Rippling Waters'
X 'Lovely Letty'
. Smith 1967.
| FOND WISH (Smith '67). "The newest member here and the one with the most ruffles and lace and the brightest petal color and the most intense beard. Further it is accented with beautiful form and a well-budded threeway branched stem. Proving very floriferous and vigorous for two seasons, with no serious faults to list to date. A very overlooked variety whose merit has been greatly underrated." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 8.
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.
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