■(TB) 'Pretty Quadroon'
(Rudolph E. Kleinsorge
, R. 1948) TB 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4M. ('Mexico'
x 'Tobacco Road'
). Honorable Mention 1948, Award of Merit 1950.
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog 1948: Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with a hint of lavender and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless form--wide hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The beard is brown. It is a color most difficult to describe but it has much more life and attraction than these coppery tans usually provide. The one seed pod from whence it came produced at least six of these interesting blends and we selected this and VOODOO as the best and most novel in color.
| From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: PRETTY QUADROON (Kieinsorge 1948) Ea. 2.00. Among the latest advances in the wonderful new brown tones is this smooth, metallic, light copper iris of faultless form, with broad, flaring, neatly ruffled falls and welldomed standards. Nothing short of sensational. Late midseason. 35 inches. HM 1948, AM 1950.
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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