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