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■(TB) 'Fred And Ginger'

2013, Black

'Fred And Ginger' (Paul Black, R. 2013). Seedling# R142A. TB, 31" (79 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards dark purple base blending to light violet, darker purple veins extend from base outward to 1/2" buff laced band; style arms ecru, light violet ridge blending to silver-white edge; falls silver milk glass, bluish textured veins, 3/4" mid tan band, mid rose-amber throat; beards smoky tangerine in throat, tangerine in middle, warm white at ends, hairs based violet-blue; slight musky fragrance. 'Handmade' sibling X seedling# O214XX: ('Flashy Show Girl' x seedling# M58A: ('Cameo Appearance' sibling x 'Heaven')). Mid-America 2013. Honorable Mention 2015

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2013: FRED AND GINGER (Black ‘13) TB Midseason-Late 31” (79cm). What a lovely ensemble of grace, charm and elegance. Smoky purple standards blend to mauve-pink margins. Chalky light blue falls are banded cameo pink. Unique beards are half coral and half pale blue. Nicely branched stalks have 2 branches plus spur and 7-8 buds. Interesting parentage. Sdlg. R142A: Handmade pollen parent sib X (Flashy Show Girl x (Cameo Appearance sib x Heaven)). $50.00.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2013-04-13
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FREDANDGINGER01.jpgjpg FREDANDGINGER01.jpg manage 604 K 12 Dec 2016 - 14:22 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
fred01.jpgjpg fred01.jpg manage 53 K 21 Apr 2015 - 00:30 UnknownUser Photo by Mid-America Garden
fredandginger01.jpgjpg fredandginger01.jpg manage 70 K 27 Jul 2015 - 03:08 UnknownUser Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
fredandginger02.jpgjpg fredandginger02.jpg manage 63 K 29 Aug 2015 - 03:01 UnknownUser Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
fredandginger03.jpgjpg fredandginger03.jpg manage 69 K 18 Dec 2015 - 02:48 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
fredandginger09.jpgjpg fredandginger09.jpg manage 99 K 30 Apr 2020 - 14:11 UnknownUser Photo by Debbie Strauss
fredandginger1.JPGJPG fredandginger1.JPG manage 34 K 14 Apr 2013 - 14:43 UnknownUser photo by Mid-America Garden
fredandginger2.JPGJPG fredandginger2.JPG manage 28 K 14 Apr 2013 - 14:45 UnknownUser photo by Mid-America Garden
fredandginger3.JPGJPG fredandginger3.JPG manage 55 K 14 Apr 2013 - 14:47 UnknownUser photo by Mid-America Garden
fredandginger4.jpgjpg fredandginger4.jpg manage 215 K 27 Nov 2017 - 03:42 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fredandginger5.jpgjpg fredandginger5.jpg manage 501 K 24 Dec 2019 - 21:47 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fredandginger6.jpgjpg fredandginger6.jpg manage 200 K 01 Dec 2020 - 13:04 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fredandginger8.jpgjpg fredandginger8.jpg manage 124 K 29 Jun 2021 - 15:12 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
fredandginger80.JPGJPG fredandginger80.JPG manage 174 K 29 Jan 2022 - 14:14 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
fredandginger9.jpgjpg fredandginger9.jpg manage 123 K 08 Jul 2020 - 14:41 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
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