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■(TB) 'Gingerbread Girl'

1981, Gibson

'Gingerbread Girl' (James Gibson, R. 1980). Seedling# 21-4A. TB, 37" (94 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards yellow ground, stitched with blend of greyed orange (RHS 174A), blushed violet; falls yellow ground, stitched greyed orange around edge, white area surrounding greyed orange beard; heavily ruffled. Seedling# 13-2PBr: ('Co Co Mocha' x seedling# 83-6BPch, 'Summer Sunshine' sibling) X 'Plum Gleam'. Gibson 1981. Honorable Mention 1983; Favorite Guest 1984.

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From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing GINGERBREAD GIRL-TB, EM, 94 cm, Plic #21-4A. $25.00. An unusually lovely and ruffled medium brown plicata (greyed orange 177B). The falls have a yellow ground and white signal patch. It is tall (37") and has large, ruffled flowers (6"x6"). The falls are 3" wide and have outstanding beards (greyed orange 163A). Good branching, 7-8 buds. In a class by itself. Gibson Iris Garden.
Reported Rebloom in: AZ, CA [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 83]


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
GingerbreadGirl.jpgjpg GingerbreadGirl.jpg manage 30 K 13 Dec 2012 - 15:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
GingerbreadGirl01.JPGJPG GingerbreadGirl01.JPG manage 77 K 12 Dec 2014 - 04:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GingerbreadGirl010.JPGJPG GingerbreadGirl010.JPG manage 94 K 17 Aug 2021 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GingerbreadGirl02.jpgjpg GingerbreadGirl02.jpg manage 82 K 06 Apr 2015 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
GingerbreadGirlBHI.jpgjpg GingerbreadGirlBHI.jpg manage 91 K 18 Nov 2011 - 18:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
gingerbread02.jpgjpg gingerbread02.jpg manage 90 K 10 Jun 2015 - 02:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
gingerbreadgirl03.JPGJPG gingerbreadgirl03.JPG manage 81 K 28 Jun 2014 - 21:21 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
gingerbreadgirl8.JPGJPG gingerbreadgirl8.JPG manage 127 K 15 Jan 2024 - 19:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
Topic revision: r18 - 16 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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