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■(TB) 'Symmetry'

1981, Gatty

'Symmetry' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1981). Seedling# G31-1. TB, 37" (94 cm), Late midseason bloom. White; chinese orange (M&P 9-D-12) beard tipped white. 'Valentina' X seedling# E10-2: ('Pink Sleigh' x 'Liz'). Keppel 1981. Honorable Mention 1983.

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Photo by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-CanadaPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada


From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 1981: SYMMETRY (Gatty '81) ML 37" (Valentina X (Pink Sleigh x Liz)) Large, strongly flared and heavily ruffled white with orange-red beards tipped white. Beautiful form. Lovely in the garden and imposing on the show bench. #G31-l 25.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
symmetry01.jpgjpg symmetry01.jpg manage 120 K 21 Nov 2015 - 17:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
symmetry5.JPGJPG symmetry5.JPG manage 144 K 30 Jun 2023 - 02:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
symmetry50.JPGJPG symmetry50.JPG manage 162 K 30 Jun 2023 - 03:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r13 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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