, R. 1954) Sdlg. 53-54. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. White self, dark-red beard. Pink seedling# 51-40 x 51-39 (both red-bearded pinks) from line involving 'Snow Flurry'
, 'New Snow'
, 'New Horizon'
, 'Pink Cameo'
and others. Fay 1957. High Commendation 1955; Honorable Mention 1957; Judges' Choice 1958.
| From Fay catalog, 1957: Lipstick (1957) $20.00 No.53-54. 1/4 New Snow- 1/4 Snow Flurry-1/2 Pink. This nicely formed snow white flower with a tangerine beard was bred to a plan started in 1945 to produce a white Iris with a red beard. The first crosses were Snow Flurry X Pink Cameo, and New Snow X Cherie. During the next eight years much size and some vitality was lost because so few o fthe seedlings could be used--1 in 16 in the second generation. Lipstick breeds true when crossed with two of its sister seedlings. If you want to breed red bearded whites the use of Lipstick should save you many years of work. 32 inches tall; good branching; good substance.
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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