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■(TB) 'Rustic Dance'

1980, Gibson

'Rustic Dance' (James Gibson, R. 1979). Seedling# 65-4C. TB, height 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Yellow ground plicata, finely speckled red-purple (RHS 72B) on standards, heavier speckling and striations of deeper red-purple (59A) on falls; yellow-orange beard; ruffled and fluted. Seedling# 22-2: ('Orange Plush' x 'Anon') X seedling# 25-2A: ('Orange Plush' x seedling# 14-9A). Gibson 1980. Honorable Mention 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #236 January 1980 Introducing RUSTIC DANCE ('80) M, 87 cm, #65-4C, Plicata. 25.0. A most unusual fancy. Both standards and falls are a red-purple on a yellow ground. The ruffled standards' markings consist of very fine specks evenly distributed over a light yellow ground. The fluted falls have heavier spots and striations on a rich yellow ground. My notes record black showing up in this pattern, but my color slide does not show it. A rich yellow-orange beard adds to this unusual specimen. Like its sib, Queen in Calico, it is a vigorous grower. Gibson Iris Garden.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-03-24
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RusticDance02.jpgjpg RusticDance02.jpg manage 107 K 30 May 2014 - 19:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
RusticDanceIF.jpgjpg RusticDanceIF.jpg manage 20 K 28 Nov 2011 - 20:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
rusticdance03.JPGJPG rusticdance03.JPG manage 105 K 16 Jun 2014 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
rusticdance04.JPGJPG rusticdance04.JPG manage 46 K 16 Jun 2014 - 19:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
rusticdance05.JPGJPG rusticdance05.JPG manage 103 K 07 Jul 2014 - 13:23 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
rusticdance9.JPGJPG rusticdance9.JPG manage 425 K 01 Feb 2021 - 13:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 31 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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