, R. 1953). TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class=RV1, Orchid-pink self, gold beard. 'Dreamcastle'
X (seedling# 50-08; Muhlestein pink seedling# 4604 x 'Président Pilkington'
). Tell 1955.
| From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1955: GRACELLE (Margaret Albright). E.-M.-L. (Dreamcastle) x (Sister to Pink Salmon x President Pilkington.) Pinkish-lavender blend with an electric lavender-blue flush in the falls. Edges of both standards and falls are ruffled and laced. The flowers are very large, wide and clean, yet a little closely-bunched due to inadequate branching for such a flower, but those of us who have seen it know its quality and charm and I predict a great future for this beautiful iris as a breeder for many wonderful colors. It is out-crossbred. Tremendous rhizomes that are very vigorous, winter hardy and fast of increase. Fertile both ways. H.C.1954. $25.00
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.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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