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■(TB) 'Gnu'

1994, Kasperek

'Gnu' (Brad Kasperek, R. 1993). Seedling# 89-40F. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light lavender (RHS 76B) ground washed medium lavender (76A) and off-white (155C) with medium violet (83B) splashes; falls same, heavier medium violet purple on shoulders; beards burnt orange tipped medium violet; ruffled; slight fragrance. 'Maria Tormena' X 'Eagle's Flight'. Zebra 1994. Honorable Mention 1996; Award of Merit 1998.

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From AIS Bulletin #293 April 1994 Introducing GNU (Kasperek '94) TB 32" M. Ruffled, modern flaring form! Light lavender washed with medium lavender and off-white. Striking splashes of medium violet throughout and medium violet-purple accents on shoulders. Burnt orange beards tipped violet. 6-7 Buds. Maria Tormena X Eagle's Flight (89-40F). $35.00. Zebra Gardens.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GNU01.jpgjpg GNU01.jpg manage 155 K 05 Dec 2015 - 21:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
GNU6.JPGJPG GNU6.JPG manage 171 K 05 Dec 2019 - 21:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter of.Iris-Splendor-Australia
Gnu02.jpgjpg Gnu02.jpg manage 82 K 25 Mar 2014 - 21:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Gnu04.jpgjpg Gnu04.jpg manage 75 K 25 Mar 2014 - 21:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Gnu11.jpgjpg Gnu11.jpg manage 44 K 28 Nov 2013 - 21:39 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Gnu8.jpgjpg Gnu8.jpg manage 28 K 04 Aug 2013 - 15:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
GnuN.jpgjpg GnuN.jpg manage 35 K 22 Oct 2011 - 18:01 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
GnuSI.JPGJPG GnuSI.JPG manage 383 K 10 Apr 2019 - 15:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
Gnu_860_gd.jpgjpg Gnu_860_gd.jpg manage 74 K 17 Aug 2012 - 15:34 IrisP Photo by Günter Diedrich
Gnu_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Gnu_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 70 K 20 Jan 2011 - 21:44 Main.janlauritzen taken at the 2005 Region 15 Trek in Tucson
gnu01.jpgjpg gnu01.jpg manage 45 K 18 Aug 2014 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
gnu02.jpgjpg gnu02.jpg manage 63 K 15 Nov 2014 - 14:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
gnu03.jpgjpg gnu03.jpg manage 61 K 21 Nov 2014 - 16:52 TerryLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
gnu04.jpgjpg gnu04.jpg manage 58 K 21 Dec 2014 - 16:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
gnu05.JPGJPG gnu05.JPG manage 95 K 28 Jun 2014 - 22:05 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
gnu06.jpgjpg gnu06.jpg manage 67 K 21 Jul 2014 - 22:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
gnu066.jpgjpg gnu066.jpg manage 158 K 09 Feb 2021 - 12:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
gnu07.jpgjpg gnu07.jpg manage 82 K 10 Jun 2015 - 02:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
gnu08.jpgjpg gnu08.jpg manage 673 K 31 Dec 2015 - 20:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
gnu1.JPGJPG gnu1.JPG manage 231 K 29 Feb 2020 - 03:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
gnu10.jpgjpg gnu10.jpg manage 76 K 09 Nov 2013 - 14:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
gnu22.jpgjpg gnu22.jpg manage 73 K 30 Jan 2011 - 00:42 BetsyHiggins Photo by His Iris Garden
gnu4.jpgjpg gnu4.jpg manage 204 K 06 Feb 2020 - 14:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
gnu5.jpgjpg gnu5.jpg manage 213 K 03 Jan 2018 - 02:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
gnu6.jpgjpg gnu6.jpg manage 51 K 02 Apr 2013 - 16:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
gnu7.jpgjpg gnu7.jpg manage 55 K 12 Jul 2013 - 20:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
gnu8.jpgjpg gnu8.jpg manage 269 K 27 Nov 2017 - 12:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
gnu9.jpgjpg gnu9.jpg manage 60 K 13 Oct 2013 - 00:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
Topic revision: r44 - 10 Oct 2022, Harloiris
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