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■(TB) 'Rare Occasion'

1994, Gatty

'Rare Occasion' (Joseph Gatty by Keith Keppel, R. 1992). Seedling# T23-6. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards peach (M&P 9-A-5); falls slightly paler (9-AB-4), hafts suffused capucine buff (9-E-5); beards grenadine red (1-D-11) to carnelian red (2-E-1), ibis pink (1-B-10) at end; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling# O19-1: ('Pretty Lady' x Seedling# K55-1: ('Nefertiti' x 'Playgirl')) X 'Presence'. Keppel 1994. Honorable Mention 1996. Prize winner of Moscow International TB Iris Competition 1998 (third place).

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Photo by NolaRare OccasionPhoto scanned from the Stephens slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionColleen Modra PhotoPhoto by Hildenbrandtgrowing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene SutterIriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCEIriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCEphoto Gerard RAFFAELLIPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J Iris


From AIS Bulletin #292 January 1994 Introducing RARE OCCASION (Gatty) TB M 36" ((Pretty Lady x ((Louise Watts x Loudoun Charmer) x Playgirl)) X Presence). Broad, lightly ruffled and laced peach pink, with falls overlapping at the hafts, shirred and ruffled down the sides. Beards lavender-pink at tips, changing to pinkish orange and tile red in the flower heart. Excellent branching. #T23-6. $35.00. Keith Keppel.


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.

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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-08
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Rare-OccasionNN.jpgjpg Rare-OccasionNN.jpg manage 30 K 09 Nov 2011 - 22:44 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
RareOccasion01.jpgjpg RareOccasion01.jpg manage 62 K 27 Mar 2015 - 14:21 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Stephens slide collection
RareOccasion291005.jpgjpg RareOccasion291005.jpg manage 20 K 11 Nov 2010 - 09:34 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
RareOccasion4.jpgjpg RareOccasion4.jpg manage 31 K 12 Aug 2013 - 22:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
RareOccasion_DSD_6725.jpgjpg RareOccasion_DSD_6725.jpg manage 174 K 28 Jan 2021 - 15:53 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
RareOccassion-2014-1.JPGJPG RareOccassion-2014-1.JPG manage 28 K 06 Dec 2015 - 08:30 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
RareOccassion-2014-2.JPGJPG RareOccassion-2014-2.JPG manage 29 K 06 Dec 2015 - 08:30 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
RareOccassion-2014-G.JPGJPG RareOccassion-2014-G.JPG manage 30 K 06 Dec 2015 - 08:31 JoelleFRANJEULLE photo Gerard RAFFAELLI
RareOccassion05.jpgjpg RareOccassion05.jpg manage 118 K 09 Apr 2014 - 02:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
RareOccassion06.jpgjpg RareOccassion06.jpg manage 114 K 09 Apr 2014 - 02:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Rare_Occasion_285.jpgjpg Rare_Occasion_285.jpg manage 18 K 17 Mar 2012 - 11:40 Rare Occasion
rareoccasion08.JPGJPG rareoccasion08.JPG manage 95 K 06 Jul 2014 - 01:17 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r24 - 31 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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