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■(TB) 'Redcap'

1958, Knowlton

'Redcap' (Harold Knowlton, R. 1952). Seedling# 49-79A. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards rose-red, falls deep velvet-red, edged same as standards . 'Mary Ellen' X 'Quechee'. Fairmount 1958. High Commendation 1952. Honorable Mention 1960.

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Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.


From Fairmount Gardens catalog,1958: RED CAP 49-79A (Knowlton 1958) M. Rich red in color this bitone has a smooth velvety finish with an absence of veining on the hafts and an exceptionally well branched stalk not often found in a red iris. The falls are deep clear velvety red and flare horizontally bordered by a lighter tone that is the same color as the firmly held standards.Thick orange beard. A most welcome addition to the limited number of good reds. Mary Ellen x Quechee. H. C., A. I. S.1952. 36 in. $15.00


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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Topic revision: r9 - 24 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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