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■(TB) 'Persian Gown'

1985, Brown

'Persian Gown' (Opal Brown, R. 1985) Seedling #79-3F. TB, 40" (102 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Violet purple (near RHS 77A). Lighter area around sienna orange (171A) beard, lightly fringed edge. Seedling #77-2A43: ('Schiaparelli' sibling x 'Saber Dance') X seedling #77-1A7: (('Baroque' x 'Saber Dance') x 'Silver Shower'). Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1985. Honorable Mention 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing PERSIAN GOWN (0. Brown '85) TB, 40", EM. Rich violet with domed standards and semi-flaring falls. A near white spot surrounds the unusual burnt orange (sienna) beard. Tall stalks are widely branched with 8 to 9 buds. Sdlg. 79-3F. (Schiaparelli sib x Saber Dance) X ((Baroque x Saber Dance) x Silver Shower). $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhills Gardens.


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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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-11-04
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Persian03.jpgjpg Persian03.jpg manage 109 K 23 Mar 2015 - 01:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
Persian_Gown.jpgjpg Persian_Gown.jpg manage 55 K 14 Mar 2011 - 17:52 AdamCordes Taken in my garden, 2009. USDA Zone 4.
Persian_Gown2.jpgjpg Persian_Gown2.jpg manage 66 K 14 Mar 2011 - 17:53 AdamCordes Taken in my garden, 2009. USDA Zone 4.
Persian_Gown_(2).jpgjpg Persian_Gown_(2).jpg manage 121 K 30 Jun 2016 - 17:49 Main.Neira in my garden , France
Persian_Gown_(3).jpgjpg Persian_Gown_(3).jpg manage 96 K 30 Jun 2016 - 17:48 Main.Neira in my garden , France
Persian_Gown_(6).jpgjpg Persian_Gown_(6).jpg manage 107 K 30 Jun 2016 - 17:49 Main.Neira in my garden , France
Persian_Gown_fl.jpgjpg Persian_Gown_fl.jpg manage 45 K 05 Apr 2011 - 18:02 IrisP  
persiangown2.jpgjpg persiangown2.jpg manage 209 K 08 Jan 2018 - 16:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
persiangown3.jpgjpg persiangown3.jpg manage 214 K 30 Nov 2017 - 19:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
persiangown4.jpgjpg persiangown4.jpg manage 76 K 13 Nov 2013 - 15:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
persiangown8.JPGJPG persiangown8.JPG manage 348 K 28 Jan 2021 - 22:43 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
persiangown9.JPGJPG persiangown9.JPG manage 366 K 19 Nov 2020 - 12:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
persiangownrhoades.jpgjpg persiangownrhoades.jpg manage 182 K 01 Feb 2022 - 19:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
Topic revision: r22 - 11 Jul 2022, TLaurin
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