, R. 1947) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R4D. 'Prince Of Orange'
. Honorable Mention 1950.
| From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: QUECHEE (Knowlton 1950). M. 36 in. A handsome, pert garnet red Iris with cupped standards and flaring rounded falls. The bronze beard is thick and heavy. Not only is this one of the reddest and easiest to grow with an airy grace, it also is brilliant in the garden. H. M. , 1950. Each $1.50; 3 for $3 .75
| QUECHEE (Knowlton 1950) M. Seldom do we see an iris that is as distinctive in form and color as this handsome red. A garnet red self with broad and cupped standards, the falls, flaring and rounded, and thick short bronze beard. The flowers do not burn or fade under hot sun, and remain in fine condition due to their very heavy substance. H. M., A.I.S. 1950. 37 in. $1.50.[Fairmount catalog, 1958]
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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