■(TB) 'Pretty Gay'
, 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.
| 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.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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