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■(TB) 'Gold Smoke'

1952, Clarke

'Gold Smoke' (Stanley Clarke, R. 1950). TB, 34" (86 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-Ys1, Smoky-yellow self. 'Anita Catherine' x unknown. Longfield 1952.

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From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1952: GOLD SMOKE (Clarke No. A 4911) (Anita Catherine (Purissima X Mohrson) X ? ) A lustrous smoky gold or gold russet with suffusion of soft lavender below a brownish tan, broad beard. It is almost a self with excellent substance and slightly ruffled petals. The flowers are large, perfectly proportioned, with broad standards and falls. The well branched flower stalks are 34 inches tall. $15.00.


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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GoldSmoke01.JPGJPG GoldSmoke01.JPG manage 70 K 24 Nov 2014 - 04:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GoldSmoke02.JPGJPG GoldSmoke02.JPG manage 90 K 17 Aug 2021 - 19:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GoldSmokeBHI.jpgjpg GoldSmokeBHI.jpg manage 81 K 18 Nov 2011 - 18:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
goldsmoke9.JPGJPG goldsmoke9.JPG manage 137 K 27 Dec 2021 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
goldsmoke90.JPGJPG goldsmoke90.JPG manage 161 K 27 Dec 2021 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r10 - 27 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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