, R. 1968). Seedling# 6-15D5. TB, 33" (84 cm), Midseason bloom. French rose (RHS 49D) with fine edge of chartreuse (2D), chartreuse hafts; beard 49D brushed 29D. 'Pink Cheeks'
X seedling# L-4E1 from involved pink seedlings. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1970.
| From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing GREENSLEEVES. $7.50. (0. L. Brown '70) TB. Mid., 33". Slender stalks display 4x5 inch daintily fluted flowers. Base color soft French rose with fine edge of chartreuse on standards, wider border of chartreuse on falls and hafts. Beards subtle tangerine and rose. Excellent for the arranger. Sdlg. #6-15D5. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
| GREENSLEEVES (Opal Brown '70) was especially attractive to us because of its unusual color combination of pink and chartreuse. It is a small but dainty iris. It almost bloomed itself out. (1970. AIS Bulletin 199, Oct. 1970, p. 11)
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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