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■(TB) 'Gypsy Belle'

1974, Hamner

'Gypsy Belle' (Bernard Hamner, R. 1973). Seedling# 70-17. TB, 37" (94 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards blended shades of plum, violet and rust (RHS 182B); falls plum violet blend, bordered with 1/4" band same shade as standards; violet beard tipped yellow; ruffled falls. 'Debby Rairdon' X 'New Moon'. Hamner 1974. Honorable Mention 1975; Award of Merit 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing GYPSY BELLE: TB, 36-38", M-L. An exciting bicolor of blended shades of plum, violet and rust tones. Upright domed S. are an attractive shade of rusty plum. Wide, ruffled plum violet F. have a colorful border of rusty plum, repeating same shade as S. Much admired in the home garden. Debby Rairdon X New Moon. HC 1973. $25.00. Hamner's Iris Garden.
Again this year, GYPSY BELLE gave a four star performance. What an iris! Why don't irises like this . . . get the Dykes Medal? Give GYPSY BELLE, with her brown and orchid flowers, plenty of room (like half the yard!). [Margaret Dean, (NM), “How They Grow, New Mexico Style”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 246 (July 1982): 14.]
'Gypsy Belle' Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GypsyBelle01.JPGJPG GypsyBelle01.JPG manage 55 K 24 Nov 2014 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GypsyBelle02.JPGJPG GypsyBelle02.JPG manage 117 K 18 Aug 2021 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GypsyBelle1.jpgjpg GypsyBelle1.jpg manage 594 K 17 Oct 2018 - 14:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm.
GypsyBelle12BHI.jpgjpg GypsyBelle12BHI.jpg manage 74 K 20 Apr 2012 - 20:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GypsyBelle2.jpgjpg GypsyBelle2.jpg manage 167 K 27 Jan 2021 - 03:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes- Crafton Hills Iris Farm
GypsyBelle20.JPGJPG GypsyBelle20.JPG manage 166 K 13 Nov 2023 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm
GypsyBelle4.jpgjpg GypsyBelle4.jpg manage 666 K 19 Jan 2017 - 15:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
GypsyBelle7.jpgjpg GypsyBelle7.jpg manage 56 K 18 Oct 2013 - 22:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
GypsyBelleBHI.JPGJPG GypsyBelleBHI.JPG manage 117 K 18 Nov 2011 - 18:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GypsyBelleEI.jpgjpg GypsyBelleEI.jpg manage 40 K 13 Dec 2012 - 16:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Gypsy_Belle.JPGJPG Gypsy_Belle.JPG manage 74 K 15 Feb 2011 - 13:49 IrisP  
TbGypsyBelle_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg TbGypsyBelle_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 73 K 11 Mar 2010 - 22:49 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2004 Convention in Fresno, CA
gypsy01.jpgjpg gypsy01.jpg manage 78 K 10 Jun 2015 - 03:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
gypsy02.jpgjpg gypsy02.jpg manage 59 K 25 Jun 2015 - 22:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
gypsy_belleTIF.jpgjpg gypsy_belleTIF.jpg manage 51 K 05 Dec 2011 - 00:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
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