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■(TB) 'Gaylord'

1949, Douglas

'Gaylord' (Geddes Douglas, R. 1949) TB. Seedling 635-D. Very late bloom. Color Class-W3M. 'Extravaganza' x 'Wabash'. Fairmount 1949. Honorable Mention 1949.

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From AIS Bulletin #113, April 1949. Introducing GAYLORD. The long awaited "break" in amoena breeding. Only fifteen rhizomes will be released in 1949. A vigorous iris that increases rapidly. The flowers are very large, the haft smooth, the standards pure white, the falls violet-blue. $20.00. Fairmount Gardens.
From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1955: GAYLORD (Douglas '50) 37". HM '49. Big flaring amoena from Extravaganza & Wabash. Standards white, falls blue purple,with nice flare. Scarce. $10.00.
GAYLORD (Douglas 1949) V. L. This large flowered Amoena was sold out the first year it was introduced, but now we have increased the stock to list it again in the catalog. Tall and distinctive, with broad white standards, and flaring falls of rich blue-violet, edged with a narrow border of white. A very handsome Amoena with wide hafts and thick orange beard. It blooms freely on sturdy three branched stalks. H. M., A. I. S. 1949. 40 m. $10.00. [Fairmount catalog, 1955]
From Gilbert H. Wild and Sons catalog, 1959: Gaylord (Douglas, 1949) V.L. 40 in. Tall and distinctive, with broad white standards and flaring falls of rich blue-violet, edged with a narrow border of white. A very handsome Amoena with wide hafts and thick orange beard. It blooms freely on sturdy three-branched stalks. H. M., 1949


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.

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gaylord01.JPGJPG gaylord01.JPG manage 462 K 16 May 2018 - 19:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gaylord1.JPGJPG gaylord1.JPG manage 196 K 20 Jul 2020 - 03:04 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 13 Mar 2021, TLaurin
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