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■(TB) 'So Rare'

1980, Shoop

'So Rare' (George Shoop, R. 1980). Seedling# 75-5. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards peach; falls lavender rose blend; tangerine beard; ruffled. 'Blond Goddess' X 'Bright View'. Shoop 1980. Honorable Mention 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #237 April 1980 Introducing SO RARE (Shoop '80). TB, 36", M. Ruffled bicolor. Large 7" blooms. Peach standards; lavender-rose falls with a smooth haft; tangerine beard. A nice, well-branched stalk. Excellent increaser. An iris in the upper class! #75-5. Blond Goddess X Bright View. $25.00. George Shoop.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SoRare02a.JPGJPG SoRare02a.JPG manage 70 K 26 Jan 2017 - 18:13 Main.Harloiris Photo by Blue J Iris
SoRareBJI.jpgjpg SoRareBJI.jpg manage 58 K 07 Apr 2012 - 15:24 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
sorare03.JPGJPG sorare03.JPG manage 71 K 08 Jul 2014 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
sorare9.JPGJPG sorare9.JPG manage 302 K 01 Feb 2021 - 03:42 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r12 - 31 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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