(William B. Schortman
R. 1955) TB height 36". Midseason bloom. Color Class-RV1. Magenta self (M & P 11J-53). Tell 1955. Honorable Mention 1956; Judges' Choice 1957; Award of Merit 1959.
| From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1955: PATIENCE (Schortman). E.-M. (Snow Flurry x Inspiration.) Large, wide, heavy-substanced flower of a very smooth magenta color (Maerz and Paul. Dictionary of Color, plate 53, J-ll) sporting a pale lemon beard that sets the flower off to a marked degree. The tall, well-branched stalks carry many buds insuring along blooming season. $10.00
| From The World of Iris: In 1955 Schortman introduced Patience, a strong rosy magenta self from Snow Flurry and the rose blend Inspiration. An excellent and unusual iris in effect a deep and rosy "pallida pink." We are in need of a modern version of this iris. Honorable Mention 1956; Award of Merit 1959.
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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