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■(TB) 'Lovely Kay'

1980, Hamblen

'Lovely Kay' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1979). Seedling# H73-17L. TB, 32" (81 cm. Midseason bloom. Pink (RHS 56B) with lighter area in center of falls; deeper-toned haft; red-orange (32A) beard. 'Pretty Nancy' X 'Pink Sleigh'. Mission Bell 1980. High Commendation 1979; Honorable Mention 1982; Award of Merit 1984.

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Photo by NolaPhoto by C   T Iris PatchPhoto by C T Iris PatchPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by South Jersey IrisPhoto by Darius Gusas-LithuaniaPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin


From AIS Bulletin #237 April 1980 Introducing LOVELY KAY. 32" (81 cm), ML. With its pod parent's form and showing the influence of pollen parent's exquisite color, this medium pink has deeper toned hafts and falls centered with a lighter area to accent the bright red-orange beards. In cool weather the color may show a hint of orchid. Well-spaced flowers on strong stems. (Pretty Nancy X Pink Sleigh). HC '79. #H73-17L. $25.00. Mission Bell.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Lovely-Kay9.jpgjpg Lovely-Kay9.jpg manage 42 K 31 Oct 2021 - 21:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Lovely-KayCT.jpgjpg Lovely-KayCT.jpg manage 43 K 30 Oct 2011 - 19:54 BetsyHiggins Photo by C & T Iris Patch
LovelyKay01.jpgjpg LovelyKay01.jpg manage 27 K 29 Sep 2014 - 19:20 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
LovelyKay04.JPGJPG LovelyKay04.JPG manage 61 K 29 Mar 2014 - 20:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
LovelyKay1.jpgjpg LovelyKay1.jpg manage 34 K 25 Apr 2016 - 22:34 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
LovelyKay2.JPGJPG LovelyKay2.JPG manage 68 K 24 Feb 2014 - 14:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
lovelykay08.jpgjpg lovelykay08.jpg manage 113 K 11 Jun 2014 - 21:30 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
lovelykay5.jpgjpg lovelykay5.jpg manage 78 K 25 Mar 2023 - 21:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
lovelykay9.JPGJPG lovelykay9.JPG manage 358 K 18 Nov 2020 - 15:37 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 27 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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