■(TB) 'Pretty Carol'
, R. 1956) Seedling# 53-12. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late bloom. Bishop's violet self, lighter area in falls.; tangerine beard. ('Pink Tower'
) X 'Mary Randall'
. Mission Bell, Tell 1959. Honorable Mention 1959; Award of Merit 1961.
| From Tell’s Iris Gardens catalog,1959: PRETTY CAROL (Melba Hamblen, Roy, Utah.) Midseason to Late. 40 inches. (Radiation x Pink Tower.) X (Mary Randall.) Gorgeous, stately, queenly and every other adjective one might conjure to use in its description and praise. Every connoisseur of fine iris has praised this beautiful creation. The color is rich Orchid somewhat in the same range as the pollen parent, Mary Randall. There are few in this color class with the height, size and great width of petals. Shown at Salt Lake City in 1956 PRETTY CAROL was awarded the cup for best seedling and received the C.O.C.from the A.l.S., and in 1956 received an H. C.award. PRETTY CAROL is destined for great popularity and should be a wonderful parent. No. 53-12. $25.00
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| 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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