■(TB) 'Memphis Lass'
, R. 1957). Seedling 5175. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-W2, Plicata, white and burgundy red. ('Snow Flurry'
x 'Orchid Queen'
) X ('Snow Flurry'
x 'Gibson Girl'
). Schortman 1957. Honorable Mention 1957; Judges Choice 1958.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: MEMPHIS LASS (Schortman '55) E-ML-36". A gracefully ruffled plicata ·of huge size in pure white, margined pinkish lilac & light mulberry. Very broad flowers, fine growing habit, good branching, abundant pollen. HM'57, RU-AM'61 & '62. Snow Flurry x Orchid Queen X Snow Flurry x Gibson Girl. Regularly $7.50; on $10 order $4.50; on $25 order $2.95; 3 for $7.95.
| MEMPHIS LASS, a recent introduction from Bill Schortman, has style and form that will compare favorably with iris in any color class. I find it hard to fault on any count. It has a cream-white ground with red-purple stitching, wide, flaring form and is ruffled. Its parentage is most interesting: (SNOW FLURRY X ORCHID QUEEN) X (SNOW FLURRY X GIBSON GIRL). ORCHID QUEEN is SNOW FLURRY X (INSPIRATION X BALMUNG). So there are three doses of SNOW FLURRY and three of plicata". Gaulter, Larry, "Love Those Plicatas!", American Iris Society Bulletin, Issue# 159, October, 1960, p. 30.
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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