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■(TB) 'Pretty Gay'

1957, Plough

'Pretty Gay' (Gordon Plough, R. 1954) Seedling 52-25-13. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason late bloom. White self, red beard. 'Party Dress' x 'Mary Randall'. Iris Test Garden, Eden Road 1957. High Commendation 1955; Honorable Mention 1957.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: PRETTY GAY (Plough '57) ML-34". A surprise from a cross of two pinks, a pure white with a fiery red beard. No haft markings to mar chaste beauty. Petals broad, well substanced. A grand Iris. Fertile both ways. HM'57, HC'55. Party Dress X Mary Randall. Regularly $2.00; on $10 order $1.30; on $25 order 95c; 3 for $2.40; 10 for $7.20.
 


Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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prettygay01.JPGJPG prettygay01.JPG manage 103 K 20 Jun 2020 - 02:19 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
prettygay02.JPGJPG prettygay02.JPG manage 100 K 20 Jun 2020 - 02:19 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
prettygay03.JPGJPG prettygay03.JPG manage 136 K 07 Jan 2022 - 21:02 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
prettygay030.JPGJPG prettygay030.JPG manage 172 K 07 Jan 2022 - 21:02 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
prettygay1-jb.jpgjpg prettygay1-jb.jpg manage 47 K 22 Feb 2013 - 14:14 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
prettygay2-jb.jpgjpg prettygay2-jb.jpg manage 64 K 22 Feb 2013 - 14:14 Main.Harloiris phoro by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r12 - 12 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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