, R. 2009). Seedling# M166E. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards medium dusky-pink, crystalline apricot gilt rim; style arms medium peach; falls apricot tan, darker amber texture veins, darker apricot-tan gilt rim; beards bright, fully saturated red-orange; small flowered; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Dolce'
X seedling# K256A: ('Flights Of Fancy'
x seedling# I144A, 'Fleece As White'
sibling). Mid-America 2009. Honorable Mention 2012
* * References
| From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2009: INSPIRED (Black 09) TB small flowered Early-Midseason 34” (86cm). Inspired demonstrates the versatility Dolce possesses in creating lovely smaller flowered tall bearded irises. Glittering apricot gilt rims encircle medium dusky rose standards. Medium apricot peach styles lead your eye to mid apricot tan falls incised with darker amber texture veins and rimmed apricot gilt. Bushy red orange beards set the falls ablaze. Rapid growth creates massive clumps filled with well branched and budded show stalks. Inspired makes a compelling case that bigger isn't necessarily better. Become Inspired! Sdlg. M166E: Dolce X (Flights of Fancy x Black I144A = Fleece as White sib). $50.00.
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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