, R. 1953) TB, height 40" (102 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards light orchid-pink, falls darker orchid-pink. 'Dreamcastle'
x unknown) x ('Matula'
x Schreiner seedling# 8-37)). Schreiner 1953. Honorable Mention 1955; Judges' Choice 1956, Award of Merit 1959.
| From Schreiner’s catalog, 1953: LAVANESQUE (Schreiner 1953) E. 40". Like an orchid-pink Helen McGregor in its classic perfection is this copiously formed, lacily frilled successor to Pink Plume and which carries the beloved orchid pinks to new heights of size and pulchritude. Shown most realistically on our front cover in a stunning Starke arrangement. Lavanesque is likely to prove an iris of meteoric, yet prolonged, popularity. Connoisseurs of both form and color are lavish in praise of its beauty. Winsomely ruffled, yet neat as a pin, its exquisite orchid-pink tone is emphasized by a gold-illumined beard and haft. Here, truly, is the pink of perfection. No. G317-2. $20.00.
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.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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