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■(TB) 'Gentle Dragon'

1987, Miller

'Gentle Dragon' (Lynda Miller, R. 1987). Seedling# 5884B. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards butterscotch, heavily veined maroon; falls lightly ruffled dark red black, rimmed pale butterscotch; golden orange beard; slight fragrance. 'Aztec Treasure' X 'Gypsy Caravan'. Miller's Manor 1988. Honorable Mention 1990.

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From AIS Bulletin #269 April 1988 Introducing GENTLE DRAGON (L. Miller) TB, 32", M. Butterscotch standards are heavily veined maroon; falls are red-black, thinly rimmed pale butterscotch with golden orange beards. The lightly ruffled and flared form gives this flower gentleness, 8 buds. Sdlg. 5884B: Aztec Treasure X Gypsy Caravan. EC '87. $30.00. Miller's Manor Garden.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GentleDragon01.jpgjpg GentleDragon01.jpg manage 43 K 29 Sep 2014 - 02:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
GentleDragon02.JPGJPG GentleDragon02.JPG manage 63 K 25 Mar 2014 - 22:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
GentleDragonBJ.JPGJPG GentleDragonBJ.JPG manage 83 K 12 Feb 2012 - 00:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
GentleDragonNN.jpgjpg GentleDragonNN.jpg manage 33 K 07 Nov 2011 - 14:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
GentleDragon_DSD_1524.JPGJPG GentleDragon_DSD_1524.JPG manage 457 K 17 Jan 2022 - 10:15 SharleneSutter in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
TB-Gentle-Dragon.jpgjpg TB-Gentle-Dragon.jpg manage 73 K 25 Oct 2010 - 17:00 EleanorHutchison Don McQueen photo, London, Ont, Canada Z5
TB-Gentle-Dragon1.jpgjpg TB-Gentle-Dragon1.jpg manage 73 K 25 Oct 2010 - 17:01 EleanorHutchison Don McQueen photo, London, Ont, Canada Z5
gentledragon01.JPGJPG gentledragon01.JPG manage 62 K 20 Jul 2015 - 19:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
gentledragon02.JPGJPG gentledragon02.JPG manage 630 K 14 Oct 2015 - 00:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
gentledragon03.JPGJPG gentledragon03.JPG manage 86 K 12 May 2014 - 18:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
gentledragon04.JPGJPG gentledragon04.JPG manage 190 K 21 Mar 2019 - 02:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
gentledragon05.JPGJPG gentledragon05.JPG manage 203 K 29 Mar 2019 - 15:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
gentledragon5.jpgjpg gentledragon5.jpg manage 53 K 02 Apr 2013 - 15:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
gentledragon8.jpgjpg gentledragon8.jpg manage 182 K 04 Jun 2020 - 03:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
gentledragon80.JPGJPG gentledragon80.JPG manage 199 K 06 Jun 2022 - 01:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
gentledragon9.jpgjpg gentledragon9.jpg manage 151 K 02 Jun 2020 - 18:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r23 - 06 Jun 2022, Harloiris
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