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■(TB) 'Royal Elegance'

1988, Gatty

'Royal Elegance' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1987). Seedling# N57-1. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Periwinkle blue (M&P 43-B-8) shaded lighter chicory blue (42-B-7); pale blue beard faintly tipped yellow, primrose yellow (10-J-4) in throat; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Winterscape' X 'Swirling Seas'. Keppel 1988. Honorable Mention 1991.

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From AIS Bulletin #268 January 1988 Introducing ROYAL ELEGANCE (Gatty) M 36" (Winterscape X Swirling Seas). Periwinkle blue self, well branched and superbly ruffled. $30.00. Keith Keppel.


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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RoyalElegance1.jpgjpg RoyalElegance1.jpg manage 190 K 02 May 2021 - 14:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
RoyalElegance2.jpgjpg RoyalElegance2.jpg manage 63 K 19 Oct 2013 - 19:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
TbRoyalEleganceRI.jpgjpg TbRoyalEleganceRI.jpg manage 21 K 26 Aug 2013 - 18:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Richmond Iris, NZ
royalelegance01.jpgjpg royalelegance01.jpg manage 120 K 31 Oct 2015 - 14:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
royalelegance02.JPGJPG royalelegance02.JPG manage 74 K 07 Jul 2014 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
royalelegance03.JPGJPG royalelegance03.JPG manage 72 K 07 Jul 2014 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
royalelegance09.JPGJPG royalelegance09.JPG manage 314 K 06 Jan 2021 - 03:27 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1993 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
royalelegance1.jpgjpg royalelegance1.jpg manage 199 K 10 Jan 2018 - 03:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
royalelegance2.jpgjpg royalelegance2.jpg manage 204 K 01 Dec 2017 - 19:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
royalelegance3.jpgjpg royalelegance3.jpg manage 62 K 13 Nov 2013 - 19:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
royalelegance4.jpgjpg royalelegance4.jpg manage 212 K 27 Jan 2020 - 20:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
royalelegance5.JPGJPG royalelegance5.JPG manage 320 K 19 Dec 2020 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
royalelegance9.JPGJPG royalelegance9.JPG manage 158 K 16 Apr 2023 - 15:26 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1988 AIS Oklahoma Convention by Verna Laurin at the Clark/Nichols
Topic revision: r20 - 16 Apr 2023, TLaurin
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