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■(TB) 'Lady Ilse'

1951, Smith

'Lady Ilse' (Kenneth D. Smith, R. 1950). Seedling# 48-34. TB, 41" (104 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class-VBL1, Soft blue-violet self. 'Jane Phillips' X 'Keene Valley'. Smith 1951. Honorable Mention 1952; Judge's Joice 1953.

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LADY ILSE ('51) Large ruffled flower of powder-blue with an iridescent sheen. No venation. 41 inches, three branches; late midseason. (Jane Phillips x Keene Valley). H.M. 1952. $20.00. Kenneth D. Smith: “K. D. Smith Introductions,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 129 (April 1953): 29.
LADY ILSE (K. Smith 1951) M. L. An exquisite powder-blue iris all frilled and ruffled and over all a glistening sheen. The flowers have very firm texture, and the uniform color due to the absence of venations adds to its charm. H M., A.I.S. 1952. 41 in. Fairmount catalog, 1955.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LadyIlse.jpgjpg LadyIlse.jpg manage 405 K 07 Jan 2014 - 02:04 Main.davepote Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
lady_ilse_fl.jpgjpg lady_ilse_fl.jpg manage 71 K 13 Aug 2012 - 14:02 IrisP  
ladylise7.JPGJPG ladylise7.JPG manage 232 K 28 Jun 2023 - 21:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
ladylise70.JPGJPG ladylise70.JPG manage 161 K 28 Jun 2023 - 21:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r17 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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