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■(TB) 'Millrace'

1975, Gaulter

'Millrace' (Larry Gaulter, R. 1973). Seedling# 70-112. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards light delft blue; falls slightly deeper; pale yellow beard tipped white. 'Cup Race' X 'High Sierra'. Cooley's Gardens 1975. Honorable Mention 1977, Judges' Choice 1978.

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MILL RACE (Gaulter, 1975) ML. 40" $25.00. Here is a new lovely wavy-edged, clear delft-blue-not fluted, not crinkled. The falls are slightly deeper in color, white in the throat, with a white beard. The upright standards mesh at the top. Branching on this flower is very even and the blossoms do not overlap. This Iris has a very gentle flare and blooms just past mid season. Seedling #70-112. [Cooley's Iris, 1975]


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
Millrace01.JPGJPG Millrace01.JPG manage 52 K 26 Nov 2014 - 16:04 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Millrace02.JPGJPG Millrace02.JPG manage 73 K 24 Aug 2021 - 02:23 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MillraceBHI.jpgjpg MillraceBHI.jpg manage 111 K 20 Nov 2011 - 00:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MillraceDE.jpgjpg MillraceDE.jpg manage 46 K 12 Aug 2012 - 18:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
millrace3.jpgjpg millrace3.jpg manage 70 K 12 Nov 2013 - 16:06 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
millrace9.JPGJPG millrace9.JPG manage 488 K 13 Feb 2021 - 20:34 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r14 - 04 Sep 2022, davepote
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