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■(TB) 'Russet Wings'

1945, Wills

'Russet Wings' (Jesse Wills, R. 1945) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4M. 'Old Parchment' x 'Stardom'.

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From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: RUSSET WINGS. (J. Wills, 1946). M. A heavy substanced flaring flower of smoothly blended gold, copper and apricot, giving the effect of a glowing russet self. The standards are beautifully formed and firmly held, the falls are very flaring, delightfully ruffled at the edges. Bright in color, the flowers glow and sparkle. H. C., A.I.S., 1945. H.M., A.T.S., 1946. 38 inches. A.M., 1952. $1.00.


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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Russet Wings.jpgjpg Russet Wings.jpg manage 56 K 27 Nov 2017 - 15:16 BobPries From Schreiners 1952 catalog
RussetWings1.JPGJPG RussetWings1.JPG manage 415 K 18 Feb 2021 - 16:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
russet_wings_fl.jpgjpg russet_wings_fl.jpg manage 44 K 12 Aug 2012 - 14:53 IrisP  
russetwings.JPGJPG russetwings.JPG manage 709 K 25 Jul 2018 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
russetwings1.JPGJPG russetwings1.JPG manage 654 K 25 Jul 2018 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
russetwings2.JPGJPG russetwings2.JPG manage 128 K 22 Jun 2020 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
russetwings3.JPGJPG russetwings3.JPG manage 135 K 22 Jun 2020 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
russetwings9.JPGJPG russetwings9.JPG manage 75 K 30 Aug 2021 - 03:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r15 - 30 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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