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■(TB) 'Mt. Cook A'Dawning'

1972, Foote

'Mt. Cook A'Dawning' (Stanley Foote, R. 1971). Seedling# 66-2-3. TB, 30-34" (71-86 cm). Midseason bloom. Deep pink self; tangerine-red beard. 'Remembered Melody' X 'One Desire'. Foote 1972. Favorite Guest Iris 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #204 January 1972 Introducing MT. COOK A'DAWNING--Brilliant deep pink self, red beard. Good branching, many flowers of good form and substance. Remembered Melody X One Desire. Named for a glorious sunrise on Mt. Cook in New Zealand. Stanley Foote.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.
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.)
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.

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MtCookADawningEI.jpgjpg MtCookADawningEI.jpg manage 21 K 16 Dec 2012 - 15:24 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
mtcook01.jpgjpg mtcook01.jpg manage 70 K 25 Jun 2015 - 02:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
mtcook02.JPGJPG mtcook02.JPG manage 58 K 03 Jul 2014 - 15:43 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
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