■(TB) 'Rose Ames'
, R. 1949) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S1L. 'Florentine'
x 'Lady Naomi'
| From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: ROSE AMES. (Norton, 1950). A cross between Florentine and Lady Naomi. Standards at base lemon white deepening to lavender blue at the top. Domed standards. Falls lemon white at haft deepening to lavender blue at bottom. Beard lemon white at haft deepening to lemon at base. Large, strong flower, heavy stalk. Well branched. Fine substance. Lovely indeed. $2.00.
| From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1953: ROSE AMES (Norton '50) 38". Very subtle coloring of lemon-white with delicate marbling and blending of lavender-blue. Large and vigorous. $5.00.
| From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: ROSE AMES (Norton 1950) M. 36 in. (Florentine x Lady Naomi). A very large flower of soft lemon white flushed lavender at the base of the standards and over the shoulders of the falls. Different and lovely. 1.00.
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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