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■(TB) 'Rippling Waters'

1961, Fay

'Rippling Waters' ( Orville Fay, R. 1961). Seedling # 58-7. TB, height 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom. Blue-orchid and pink blended self; tangerine beard. (seedling# 51-29, sibling to 'Native Dancer' x seedling# 51-50) X (seedling# 51-43 x 'May Hall'). Fay 1961. High Commendation 1960; Honorable Mention 1962; Judge's Choice 1962, 1963; Award of Merit 1964; American Dykes Medal 1966.

NOTE: This name was previously registered but never distributed--the stock was destroyed and the above was given this name. Unintroduced was--- 'Rippling Waters' (Orville Fay, R. 1952) Seedling 49-28. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Medium blue-violet (sea blue, Wilson 043/1), pale-lemon beard. 'Helen McGregor' X 'Cahokia'. High Commendation 1950. ['Helen McGregor' X 'Cahokia' was the breeding behind Harry Randall's 1952 British Dykes Medal winner 'Seathwaite'.]

See below:
Photo by NolaPhoto by NolaPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenRippling Waters flPhoto by Damon GardensPhoto by Bryce Williamson-Campbell-California-USAPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-HungaryPhoto by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-HungaryPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Lori Rhodes- Crafton Hills Iris Farm


Awaiting original catalog description
RIPPLING WATERS, from the same hybridizer [Orville Fay], heralds the advent of a new color break. It would be necessary to analyze the color spectrum before one could arrive at the exact tone, but light blue-orchid is close; a tangerine beard adorns each fall petal. Piecrust ruffling completely encircles the blooms which are perfectly placed on graceful stalks. A one-year plant, guested in our garden, produced six large, healthy increase. Melba Hamblen, "Honors, Review and Preview", A.I.S. Bulletin 164 (Jan. 1962): 15.
RIPPLING WATERS (Fay '61). "The most beautiful blended orchid, pink and cream capped with a bold red beard. Beautifully ruffled and laced form and a fine stem. Commanding in a clump and serene in the living room vase. Has so many fine qualities that it can be faulted only in its tendency to produce smaller type flowers, due to certain winter weather conditions. Still one of the most dependable Dykes Medalists in recent years." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 8.
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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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Rippling-Waters09.jpgjpg Rippling-Waters09.jpg manage 46 K 05 Nov 2021 - 02:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Rippling-Waters090.jpgjpg Rippling-Waters090.jpg manage 43 K 05 Nov 2021 - 02:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
RipplingWaters01.jpgjpg RipplingWaters01.jpg manage 82 K 28 Mar 2015 - 02:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Bryce Williamson-Campbell-California-USA
RipplingWaters03.JPEGJPEG RipplingWaters03.JPEG manage 18 K 10 May 2014 - 13:55 TerryLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
RipplingWaters11.JPGJPG RipplingWaters11.JPG manage 69 K 30 Aug 2021 - 01:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RipplingWaters12BHI.jpgjpg RipplingWaters12BHI.jpg manage 60 K 01 May 2012 - 14:16 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RipplingWaters9.jpgjpg RipplingWaters9.jpg manage 138 K 28 Jan 2021 - 02:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes- Crafton Hills Iris Farm
Rippling_Waters_fl.jpgjpg Rippling_Waters_fl.jpg manage 39 K 19 Feb 2011 - 18:08 IrisP  
rippling01.jpgjpg rippling01.jpg manage 92 K 02 May 2015 - 21:23 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
ripplingwaters01.jpgjpg ripplingwaters01.jpg manage 50 K 22 Jul 2014 - 19:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
ripplingwaters02.JPGJPG ripplingwaters02.JPG manage 68 K 16 Jun 2014 - 16:14 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
ripplingwaters03.jpgjpg ripplingwaters03.jpg manage 49 K 06 Sep 2014 - 14:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
ripplingwaters04.JPGJPG ripplingwaters04.JPG manage 69 K 16 Jun 2014 - 16:15 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
ripplingwaters05.JPGJPG ripplingwaters05.JPG manage 91 K 16 Jun 2014 - 16:18 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
ripplingwaters1.jpgjpg ripplingwaters1.jpg manage 127 K 22 Apr 2016 - 19:17 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
ripplingwaters2.jpgjpg ripplingwaters2.jpg manage 34 K 05 Dec 2018 - 18:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
ripplingwaters3.jpgjpg ripplingwaters3.jpg manage 84 K 14 Jul 2021 - 22:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
ripplingwaters9.JPGJPG ripplingwaters9.JPG manage 216 K 21 Nov 2020 - 22:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r48 - 16 May 2024, DougChyz
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