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■(TB) 'Misty Dawn'

1973, Hamblen

'Misty Dawn' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1972). Seedling H66-36C. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards pale pink (RHS 65A) flushed violet at midrib; Falls violet (87B) deepening to 85A at edges, cinnamon haft; tangerine-orange beard. (('Glittering Amber' x 'Whole Cloth') x 'Lilac Champagne') X ('Lilac Champagne' x (('Glittering Amber' x 'Frost And Flame') x ('Promising' x 'Frost And Flame'))). Mission Bell 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #208 January 1973 Introducing MISTY DAWN (Hamblen). 34", M-L. Delightfully formed bi-color with deeply fluted ruffles. Standards are pale pink with flush of violet at midrib. Falls, violet with cinnamon hafts and thick red-orange beards. Strong stems with precise bud placement. (G. Amber x Whole Cloth) X (Lilac Champagne x sdlgs.) HC '72. $25.00. Mission Bell.
"H66-36C had light pink standards and biue orchid falls. I liked the form, branching, and coloring on this one, and feel that it is well described by its name MISTY DAWN. The beautifully ruffled flowers were displayed three to a stalk with many buds to open." [Ron Mullin, “An Iris Holiday.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #208 (January 1973): 15-16.]


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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