■(TB) '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
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'
. High Commendation 1950. ['Helen McGregor'
was the breeding behind Harry Randall's 1952 British Dykes Medal winner 'Seathwaite'
| 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.
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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