■(TB) 'Italian Ice'
(Anna and David Cadd
, R. 2000). Seedling# 1-93-1. TB, 41" (104 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards and style arms pale yellow; falls cream yellow, shoulders deep lemon yellow; beards yellow; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'America's Cup'
X 'Branching Out'
. Cadd, Harmony 2001. Honorable Mention 2003
; Award of Merit 2005
; Wister Medal 2009
. 3rd Prize Franciris® 2007
. 2nd Prize Moscow International TB Iris Competition
| From AIS Bulletin #321 April 2001 Introducing ITALIAN ICE: (Cadd 2001). TB. 41" (1104 cm.). ML. Standards and style arms pale yellow; Falls cream yellow, deeper on shoulders; yellow beard. Ruffled and very elegant. Pronounced sweet fragrance. America's Cup x Branching Out. Sdlg: 1-93-1. $35.00. Cadd's Beehive Iris Garden. Co-introduced with Harmony Iris Gardens.
| From AIS Bulletin #321 April 2001 Introducing ITALIAN ICE. $35.00.(Cadd 2001). TB, ML, 41". Pale yellow domed standards and stylearms. Creamy yellow semiflaring Falls with deep lemon yellow shoulders. Deep lemon yellow beards gives a glowing heart to this delightfully ruffled confection. With very heavy substance and very vigorous growth it produces almost an instant clump in the garden. Pronounced sweet fragrance and show bench quality branching; 8-10 buds. #1-93-1. (America's Cup X Branching Out). Harmony Iris Gardens.
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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