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■(TB) 'Grape Festival'

1969, Gaulter

'Grape Festival' (Larry Gaulter, R. 1968). Seedling# 66-101. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-V5D, Concord grape coloring highlighted tokay; brown hafts; tangerine beard. 'Baccarat' X 'Laurie'. Cooley 1969. Honorable Mention 1970.

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ORIGINAL CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

GRAPE FESTIVAL (Gaulter, 1969) Each $25.00. An Iris of stupendous proportions–one of the largest we have ever seen–in a shade resembling Concord grape juice. There is some bronze shading on the haft which is lit up with an almost white beard. Just a hint of bronze adorns the lace-edged falls. Height over three feet. Midseason. No. 66-101. [Cooley's Iris, 1969].

 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-01-03
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GRAPEFESTIVAL9.JPGJPG GRAPEFESTIVAL9.JPG manage 146 K 04 Apr 2021 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
GrapeFestivalCooleys69Cat.jpgjpg GrapeFestivalCooleys69Cat.jpg manage 92 K 04 Dec 2015 - 12:52 BobPries from Cooleys 1969 catalog
Topic revision: r16 - 16 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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