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■(TB) 'Frosty Jewels'

1979, Burch

'Frosty Jewels' (James Burch, R. 1977). Seedling# 73-4A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards light pink (RHS 38C); falls pale pink (38D); bright red beard. 'Pink Taffeta' X 'Point Clear'. Burch 1979. High Commendation 1979. President's Cup 1979; Favorite Guest Iris 1979; Honorable Mention 1981; Favorite Guest Iris 1982; Award of Merit 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #232 Winter 1979 Introducing FROSTY JEWELS (Burch). TB, 36", M-L (73-4A). This lacy, light pink (RHS 38C/D) jewel is gorgeous with its light coloring, deepening at the junction of the red beard and the standards, falls and stylearms. Frosty Jewels is heavily substanced and is weather resistant. It has 3 branches plus terminal with 8-10 buds. (Pink Taffeta X Point Clear). $25.00. Burch Iris Gardens.


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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FrostyJewels02.jpgjpg FrostyJewels02.jpg manage 66 K 06 Jun 2014 - 01:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
frostjewels9.JPGJPG frostjewels9.JPG manage 246 K 03 Apr 2023 - 14:58 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1979 AIS Huntsville Convention by Verna Laurin at the Branum Garden
frosty_jewels79burch.JPGJPG frosty_jewels79burch.JPG manage 71 K 28 Jan 2012 - 08:36 LoicTasquier Photo taken in the Netherlands - Zone 7 by Loïc Tasquier
frostyjewels04.JPGJPG frostyjewels04.JPG manage 872 K 15 Dec 2016 - 13:53 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
frostyjewels2.jpgjpg frostyjewels2.jpg manage 15 K 25 Aug 2013 - 20:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
frostyjewels3.jpgjpg frostyjewels3.jpg manage 62 K 08 Nov 2013 - 17:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
frostyjewels5.JPGJPG frostyjewels5.JPG manage 60 K 08 Feb 2024 - 15:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
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