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■(TB) 'Georgia Girl'

1971, Sexton

'Georgia Girl' (Neva Sexton, R. 1970). Seedling# 1-66. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early bloom. Deep peach self; self beard. 'New Moon' X 'Beauty Secret'. Sexton 1971. Honorable Mention 1972; Award of Merit 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing GEORGIA GIRL (Sexton '71) (New Moon X Beauty Secret) E. 36". A sparkling, deep rich peach pink with a coral flush. Self beard. Large, beautiful form flowers with extra broad heavy substanced petals, closed standards and flaring falls. Well-branched stalks with many blooms. Net $25.00. Sexton's Iris Garden.
GEORGIA GIRL has been described as a peach-colored 'NEW MOON'. I want to see it again before agreeing. It has more increase than any other iris in my garden. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 11.]
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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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GeorgiaGirl01.JPGJPG GeorgiaGirl01.JPG manage 56 K 12 Dec 2014 - 03:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GeorgiaGirl12BHI.jpgjpg GeorgiaGirl12BHI.jpg manage 79 K 19 Apr 2012 - 22:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GeorgiaGirl3.jpgjpg GeorgiaGirl3.jpg manage 62 K 03 Feb 2014 - 16:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Yarrabee Garden & Iris-Australia
GeorgiaGirlEI.jpgjpg GeorgiaGirlEI.jpg manage 27 K 13 Dec 2012 - 15:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
georgia01.jpgjpg georgia01.jpg manage 71 K 10 Jun 2015 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 10 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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