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■(TB) 'Gaudy Is Good'

2010, Black

'Gaudy Is Good' ( Paul Black, R. 2007). Seedling# M6FF. TB, 35" (89 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards garnet wine; style arms dark gold crests, garnet edges; falls large (2/3 of petal) dark red spot veined darker becoming paler red toward edge, spot blends to lavender rose blended band becoming 3/8" medium brown-garnet band; beards dark gold; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance. 'Cranberry Sauce' X Blyth seedling# F174-1: ('Man About Town' x 'Island Dancer'). Mid-America Garden 2010. Honorable Mention 2012.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2010: GAUDY IS GOOD (Black ‘10) TB Early-Midseason 35” (89cm). I do like iris with plenty of color. Gaudy is definitely good in my book. As little as ten years ago, I’d have said we were probably never going to get a visually red iris. Since then various hybridizers’ lines keep nudging us closer and closer to that goal. Today I’d say it is within reach. The central fall spot of Gaudy is Good appears very red with the outer perimeter looking even more so. The theory goes that if it can be that red in one area, it can be extended over the entire petal. Excellent growth and stalks insure full, colorful, even gaudy clumps for your enjoyment. Sdlg. M6FF: Cranberry Sauce X (Man About Town x Island Dancer.) $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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GAUDY_IS_GOOD_EI.JPGJPG GAUDY_IS_GOOD_EI.JPG manage 87 K 07 Sep 2015 - 18:56 Main.ruiris Photo by Irina Gutova
GaudyIsGood-2015-1.jpgjpg GaudyIsGood-2015-1.jpg manage 57 K 03 Dec 2015 - 17:20 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
GaudyIsGood-2015-2.jpgjpg GaudyIsGood-2015-2.jpg manage 44 K 03 Dec 2015 - 17:20 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
GaudyIsGood-2015-3.JPGJPG GaudyIsGood-2015-3.JPG manage 54 K 03 Dec 2015 - 17:20 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
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gaudyisgood03.jpgjpg gaudyisgood03.jpg manage 740 K 31 Dec 2015 - 19:51 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
gaudyisgood2.jpgjpg gaudyisgood2.jpg manage 56 K 18 May 2013 - 15:28 UnknownUser Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
gaudyisgood3.jpgjpg gaudyisgood3.jpg manage 69 K 09 Nov 2013 - 15:34 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
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gaudyisgood7.jpgjpg gaudyisgood7.jpg manage 210 K 29 Nov 2020 - 13:10 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r37 - 02 May 2023, BrewItt
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