■(TB) 'Henna Stitches'
, R. 1960). Seedling# 51-5D. TB, 30" (76 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class R2W. Standards henna-red; falls white, henna stitching. From two seedlings. Cooley 1961. High Commendation 1960, Honorable Mention 1962.
| ORIGINAL CATALOG DESCRIPTUION:
HENNA STITCHES (Gibson, 1961) Each $20.00. Well illustrated at right, a very bright combination of frosty white and gleaming henna-copper. The petals are gracefully flounced and ruffled. A feature which enlivens this new plicata is the metallic gleam of the reddish copper margins and style-arms, although this brilliance is not entirely evident in our picture. Beard is dusty old gold, lightly tipped magenta. Hafts and base of standards are blended gold. Here is a dazzling beauty with fragrant, spicy odor. 36 inches. No. 51-5D. [Cooley's Iris, 1961]
| Reported Rebloom in: TN USDA Zone 6 [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 95]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
| Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.
| 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.)
| PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
| Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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