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■(TB) 'Frank Adams'

1937, Lapham

'Frank Adams'. (E. Greig Lapham, R. 1935). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Code-Y9M. ('Rameses' X 'Jerry'). Honorable Mention 1938; Award Of Merit 1940.

Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: FRANK ADAMS (Lapham). Probably the finest of many outstanding Lapham creations. Reported to us as one of. the three best new iris seen in the East last year, and certainly a topnotcher. Standards maize yellow, falls "crushed raspberry." 47-inch. $10.00.
From Cooley's Gardens catalog, 1940: A tall and very well proportioned large new iris with rosy tan standards and rosy red falls. Produced by E.G. Lapham, of Elkhart Indiana. Flowers, stalk and foliage are of unusually large size. Fragrant. HM 1938; AM 1940.
Frank Adams is a bicolor of variegata brilliance, its branching perfect, its domed standards pinkish tan, its broad, hanging falls a deep rose. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 57.]
From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: FRANK ADAMS (Lapham, 37) Once popular, but long since superseded by other bicolors. So why offer it? The flowers of light tan-buff and cherry produce malvidin, the red pigment in Malva (hardy hibiscus) and Fuchsia. $5.00. AM 40.


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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