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■ (TB) 'Gulf Stream'

1946, Fay

Gulf Stream ( Orville Fay, R. 1945) Tb. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1D. 'Dymia' x 'Narain'. Fairmount 1946.

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From Fay catalog, 1950: Gulf Stream $500 No. 43-4 Dymia X Narain (l946). Midnight blue absolute self with no haft markings; even the beard is the same shade of blue. Vigorous grower and thoroughly hardy. 37 inches tall. Mid-season. H.C. 1945, H.M. 1946.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: GULF STREAM (Fay 1946) M. When it came to the naming this deep-blue iris, Mr. Fay took. the suggestion of his brother who is in the Merchant Marine for he said that the color reminded him of the deep intense blue seen in the wintry waters of that mighty ocean current, the Gulf Stream. A deep blue iris that has won high acclaim from iris enthusiasts in many parts of the country. It is an absolute self with no haft markings, even the beard is blue. While all dark blue iris have some purple in their pigment, this one is much more blue than any very dark iris that I have seen. The medium sized flowers are well shaped and have exceptionally firm texture. Vigorous growth throroughly hardy. H. C., A. I. S. 1945. 37". $15.00.
GULF STREAM (Fay, 1946): Have admired this medium dark blue self for several years and am glad to see it introduced. Large flower of good form, 38 inches tall, with good branching. George Zink, Chicago, Ill.; A deep medium, blue self, beard and all. Short on a one-year plant, but rich in color and refined in form. Bluer than most medium blues. John Dolman, Swarthmore, Pa. Varietal Comments, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103, (October 1946): 61.


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.

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gulfstream09.JPGJPG gulfstream09.JPG manage 149 K 21 Dec 2021 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gulfstream090.JPGJPG gulfstream090.JPG manage 155 K 21 Dec 2021 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gulfstream2.JPGJPG gulfstream2.JPG manage 140 K 05 Sep 2019 - 02:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
gulfstream9.JPGJPG gulfstream9.JPG manage 86 K 18 Aug 2021 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r18 - 26 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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