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■(TB) 'Precious Moments'

1983, Gatty

'Precious Moments' (Joseph Gatty, 1982) Seedling #J37-2. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards pale yellow (M&P 9-EF-1); falls warm white, hafts flushed chrome yellow (1-K-2; dandelion (9-L-4) beard. Seedling #F-26-1: ('Heaven's Best' x ('Winter Olympics' x 'Azure Lace')) X 'Dream Affair'. Keppel 1983. Honorable Mention 1985; Favorite Guest 1985; Award of Merit 1988; Favorite Guest 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing PRECIOUS MOMENTS (Gatty) M 38" ((Heaven's Best x (Winter Olympics x Azure Lace)) X Dream Affair). Creamy yellow standards, warm white falls with pale yellow hafts. Very wide and ruffled. Exceptionally clean and lovely. $35.00. Keith Keppel.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-05
  • TB 'Precious Moments' bloomed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately June 2-12, in 2017. There seems to be some extra yellow coloring, in the place where many other varieties show purple coloring on the spathes. Could this be a new characteristic to be noted on bearded irises? -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 21 Sep 2017
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2017-05-25 492TB Precious Moments (2RS).jpgjpg 2017-05-25 492TB Precious Moments (2RS).jpg manage 152 K 21 Sep 2017 - 19:01 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A spathe of TB Precious Moments. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 5/25/2017.
20170605_125144TB Precious Moments (2RS).jpgjpg 20170605_125144TB Precious Moments (2RS).jpg manage 559 K 21 Sep 2017 - 18:58 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A small clump of TB Precious Moments. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/05/2017.
20170605_125206TB Precious Moments (2RS).jpgjpg 20170605_125206TB Precious Moments (2RS).jpg manage 201 K 21 Sep 2017 - 18:56 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Side view of TB Precious Moments. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/05/2017.
PreciousMomentsSI.JPGJPG PreciousMomentsSI.JPG manage 306 K 20 Apr 2019 - 02:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
Precious_Moments_fl.jpgjpg Precious_Moments_fl.jpg manage 41 K 05 Apr 2011 - 18:11 IrisP  
TBPreciousMomentsVL85.JPGJPG TBPreciousMomentsVL85.JPG manage 53 K 06 Mar 2015 - 13:33 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1985 AIS Indianapolis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Norrick Garden
preciousmoments01.jpgjpg preciousmoments01.jpg manage 127 K 24 Oct 2015 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
preciousmoments02.JPGJPG preciousmoments02.JPG manage 73 K 05 Jul 2014 - 14:21 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
preciousmoments02.jpgjpg preciousmoments02.jpg manage 99 K 24 Oct 2015 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
preciousmoments03.jpgjpg preciousmoments03.jpg manage 62 K 24 Oct 2015 - 03:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
preciousmoments04.jpgjpg preciousmoments04.jpg manage 105 K 24 Oct 2015 - 03:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
preciousmoments09.JPGJPG preciousmoments09.JPG manage 66 K 28 Aug 2021 - 22:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
preciousmoments1.jpgjpg preciousmoments1.jpg manage 96 K 21 Jun 2017 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
preciousmoments2.jpgjpg preciousmoments2.jpg manage 143 K 19 Jun 2017 - 18:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
preciousmoments22.jpgjpg preciousmoments22.jpg manage 61 K 05 Mar 2011 - 00:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by His Iris Garden
preciousmoments3.jpgjpg preciousmoments3.jpg manage 66 K 13 Nov 2013 - 14:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
preciousmoments9.JPGJPG preciousmoments9.JPG manage 339 K 29 Oct 2020 - 21:18 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r25 - 15 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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