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■(TB) 'Ruby Lips'

1960, Plough

'Ruby Lips' (Gordon Plough, R. 1959). Seedling# 56-32-72. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1, White self; red-tangerine beard. 'Pretty Gay' x 'Frost and Flame'. Eden Road 1960.

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ruby lips flPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1966


From AIS Bulletin #158, July 1960. Introducing RUBY LIPS (Plough) M. 40 in. (Pretty Gay X Frost and Flame). Tall, wide angle branched, pure white with intense red tangerine beard that really glows. Petals are wide and the flowers are gracefully formed. Fertile pod parent. $20.00. Eden Road.
RUBY LIPS, from Gordon Plough, glistening white with a bold red beard, offers the greatest contrast yet seen in this color combination. Stunning! and with all of the qualifications necessary for today's iris. Melba Hamblen, "Honors, Review and Preview", A.I.S. Bulletin 164 (Jan. 1962): 15.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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ruby_lips_fl.jpgjpg ruby_lips_fl.jpg manage 37 K 12 Aug 2012 - 14:55 IrisP  
rubylips5.JPGJPG rubylips5.JPG manage 217 K 29 Jun 2023 - 19:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1966
Topic revision: r9 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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