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■(TB) 'Gondolier'

1971, Nelson

'Gondolier' (Jeannette Nelson, R. 1970). Seedling 66-11-1. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early to late bloom. Ruffled imperial purple (Wilson 33) self; blue beard. 'Doge Of Venice' X seedling 60-60-4: ('Flyaway' x 'Melodrama'). Cooley's 1971. Honorable Mention 1973.

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GONDOLIER (J. Nelson '71) Each $20.00. A very brilliant deep, glowing, red-purple self, a child of 'Doge Of Venice' and hence the name. Falls are exceptionally broad and clean and the beard is inconspicuous, adding to the one-color, rich effect. 3-foot stems, with plenty of branching and several large flowers to the stalk. We hope to show this in color next year because it is richness personified! Seedling No. 66-11-1. [Cooley's 1971]
GONDOLIER (Nelson ’71) Deep red-purple self with blue b. Broad petals. Fine branching. Tall, 39”. A knockout. List $10.00. Our Price $3.75. [Baldwin’s Iris Catalog, 1975. Walla Walla, WA]


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-30
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Gondolier01.JPGJPG Gondolier01.JPG manage 62 K 24 Nov 2014 - 18:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Gondolier02.JPGJPG Gondolier02.JPG manage 76 K 18 Aug 2021 - 01:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Gondolier12BHI.jpgjpg Gondolier12BHI.jpg manage 87 K 20 Apr 2012 - 18:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GondolierEI.jpgjpg GondolierEI.jpg manage 37 K 13 Dec 2012 - 15:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Gondolier_Nelson_1971.JPGJPG Gondolier_Nelson_1971.JPG manage 63 K 30 Dec 2009 - 17:59 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
gondolier.jpgjpg gondolier.jpg manage 62 K 15 Feb 2011 - 13:18 IrisP  
gondolier01.jpgjpg gondolier01.jpg manage 95 K 10 Jun 2015 - 03:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
gondolier04.JPGJPG gondolier04.JPG manage 586 K 14 Oct 2015 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
gondolier9.JPGJPG gondolier9.JPG manage 344 K 13 Feb 2021 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r20 - 21 Oct 2023, dougchyz
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