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■(TB) 'Ruth Porter Waring'

1988, Durrance

'Ruth Porter Waring' (John Durrance, R. 1986). Seedling# 86-19. TB, 33" (84 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Rose red; ruffled and laced falls. 'Mulled Wine' x 'Palmer Leader'. Long's Gardens 1988.

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photo by George Bacon taken at Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by South Jersey Iris


From AIS Bulletin #269 April 1988 Introducing RUTH PORTER WARING (John Durrance) TB 33" ML. Sdlg. 86-19. A brown rose-red self with ruffled & laced falls. Named for Aunt Ruth, a 98 year old lady who is a true garden lover and a long time friend. A loyal supporter of our flower, member of AIS, and lifetime board member of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Her favorite color is red. Mulled Wine X Palmer Leader. $25.00. Long's Gardens.


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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Ruth Porter Waring TB John Durance 1988.jpegjpeg Ruth Porter Waring TB John Durance 1988.jpeg manage 357 K 06 Feb 2024 - 15:39 Main.georgebacon photo by George Bacon taken at Breezeway Iris Garden
RuthPorterWaring02.jpgjpg RuthPorterWaring02.jpg manage 83 K 10 Apr 2014 - 03:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
RuthPorterWaring03.jpgjpg RuthPorterWaring03.jpg manage 70 K 10 Apr 2014 - 03:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
RuthPorterWaring06.jpgjpg RuthPorterWaring06.jpg manage 142 K 10 Apr 2014 - 03:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
RuthPorterWaring2.jpgjpg RuthPorterWaring2.jpg manage 41 K 29 Nov 2013 - 16:18 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
ruthporter02.JPGJPG ruthporter02.JPG manage 56 K 07 Jul 2014 - 13:28 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r13 - 06 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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