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■(TB) 'Tea Rose'

1944, Whiting

'Tea Rose' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1942). Seedling# 4127. TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7L. 'Matula' x 'China Maid'. Maple Valley Iris Gardens 1944. High Commendation 1943, Honorable Mention 1945.

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From Maple Valley Iris Gardens catalog, 1944: TEA ROSE—4127 (Matula x China Maid) M. 36 in. Well on the road to pink is this smooth, creamy blend of rose and pale gold. By Ridgway it is close to Alizarine pink over Capucine buff. The blending is very smooth, giving the effect of a true self. Dictionary of Color has a plate called Rose Leaf which is very near. There is a tiny touch of pure blue at the tip of the light yellow beard which gives it distinction. This seedling was described by Dr. Franklin Cook in the October 1942 Bulletin as one of the most promising near pink seedlings he had seen. The plant has proved to be strong, prolific and completely hardy, with attractive foliage. Awarded an H. C. in l943 under number 4127. $15.00.
A real beauty was No. 4127, a charming tourmaline pink self that is deeper in tone than COPPER PINK and very smooth in coloring. A hint of pale blue at the end of the beard gives it distinction. This iris is deservedly praised by Dr. Cook in BULLETIN No. 87, and we, too, think it is the nearest true pink with a copper infusion that we have seen. Mrs. Whiting has about decided to introduce this under the name "Tea Rose." _[A.I.S. Bulletin 91:28/Oct 1943].


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-07
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IMG_20220423_0811392062.jpgjpg IMG_20220423_0811392062.jpg manage 2 MB 22 Feb 2023 - 13:30 MorganMichaels  
IMG_7885.jpgjpg IMG_7885.jpg manage 355 K 21 Dec 2018 - 20:46 UnknownUser Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 22-66.
TeaRoseBHI1.JPGJPG TeaRoseBHI1.JPG manage 83 K 02 Sep 2021 - 10:34 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TeaRoseBHI16.JPGJPG TeaRoseBHI16.JPG manage 124 K 11 Jan 2016 - 23:27 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
tearose01.JPGJPG tearose01.JPG manage 373 K 07 Feb 2018 - 16:05 UnknownUser Photo scanned by Cathy Egerer from 1947 Maple Valley Gardens Catalog.
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