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■(TB) 'Rosy Wings'

1935, Gage

'Rosy Wings' (L. Merton Gage, 1935) TB; Midseason bloom. Color Class-S6M. Fragrant. 'Dauntless' X mixed pollen. Sunnyside Gardens 1935. Honorable Mention 1934; Award of Merit 1936; American Dykes Medal 1939.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1938: ROSY WINGS (Gage 1935) S. are domed and deep pink in center, with coppery markings at the edge; F. semi-flaring and of dark rose with border of copper. An excellent blend and has great garden value. H . M., A. I. S. 1934. A. M., A. I. S. 1936. 40 in. $12.00
From Carl Salbach catalog 1941: ROSY WINGS (Gage). Winner of DykesMedal in 1939. Blooms of good size and splendid form, the falls being somewhat flaring. Beautiful blending of colors, standards deep pink, shading to copper, falls deep rose bordered copper. Stems especially well branched. Very free bloomer. Fragrant. Mid-season. 30". $1.50.
Rosy Wings: (Gage). This light brown red well worthy of its introduction and award of honorable mention. Should be in every garden. Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 18.
ROSY WINGS —(Gage, 1935), (Dauntless x mixed pollen). Standards domed, arched, overlapping. Circular, oval. Brownish Vinaceous at edge, shading to daphne Pink in center. Falls drooping, flaring. Brownish Vinaceous at edge, deepening through Daphne Pink to Deep Helebore Red in center of blade. Conspicuous orange beard. The stalk is erect with three well-balanced branches. The color effect, as seen across the garden, is a soft, but clear, light brown. The carrying quality is particularly good for a blend. The judges gave this Iris the highest rating, Class A. Growth vigorous. Fragrant. Height 40 inches.$35.00. Original catalog Description, 1935.


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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