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■(TB) 'Haunting Rhapsody'

1968, Ghio

'Haunting Rhapsody' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1967). Seedling# 64-260C. TB Re, 40" (102 cm), Early to late bloom. Lavender-orchid self; bluish beard. 'Marie Phillips' X 'Mahalo'. Bay View 1968. Honorable Mention 1971.

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Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection


From AIS Bulletin #189, April 1968 Introducing HAUNTING RHAPSODY. $25. A metallic lavender-orchid with a picotee edge and white beard. Re-blooms for us. Very vigorous and floriferous. (Marie Phillips X Mahalo). Bay View Gardens.
From Bay View Gardens catalog,1969: HAUNTING RHAPSODY 40 inches, E. A different color best described as a lavender-orchid. The beard is blue-white and there is a lighter area in the center of the fall. Good branching shows the lilting, lightly ruffled blooms with picotee edges to perfection. Reblooms for us. (Marie Phillips X Mahalo). $20.00
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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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