■(TB) 'Gentle Rain'
, R. 1976). Seedling# 70-56A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards white ground with all over marking of violine violet (M&P 42-I-10); falls white, 3/8" edging of violine; blue-white beard, yellow in throat. Seedling# 67-3A: ('Vaudeville'
x 'Radiant Apogee'
) X 'Charmed Circle'
. Keppel 1977.
| From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing GENTLE RAIN (Keppel). EM, 36", Beautifully formed ruffled plic of soft lavender-blue and white. White beards tipped pale blue. Excellent branching and growth. (Autumn Leaves sib X Charmed C·rcle). HC '75. #70-56A. $25.00. Keith Keppel.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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
Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy
"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here
Interested in Tall Bearded Iris?
Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society
Your Observations Are Valued.
Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.
- TB Gentle Rain was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately May 25 - June 4, in 2017. I didn't notice any Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves, but the spathes did have purple on them. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 24 Aug 2017