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■(TB) 'Truly Yours'

1949, Fay

'Truly Yours' (Orville Fay, R. 1948). TB. Late bloom. Color Class-W5M. (((('Rameses' x 'Far West': Fay seedling # PiBl 41-40) x D. Hall seedling # 42-35Pi): Fay Lemon Yellow seedling # 44-43)) x ('Zantha'): seedling # 46-35. Honorable Mention 1949, Award of Merit 1951, American Dykes Medal 1953.

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From Fay catalog, 1956: Truly Yours (1949) $7.50. No. 46-35-44-43 X Zantha. DYKES MEDAL 1953. A truly new flower and combination of color in the Iris world. The buds are bright yellow because the under side of the open fall is yellow and the top side is faced with white. The heart of the flower is bright yellow, which shades off to almost white at the bottom of the falls and the top of the standards. Both standards and falls are ruffled. The haft is very wide with gold threads radiating from the yellow beard. It blooms very late in the season; is winter hardy; 38 inches tall. H.C. 1949; A.M. 1951; No. 1, 100 Best 1955.
"Truly Yours, Mr. Fay's white and yellow bitone, is undoubtedly the most sensational iris I got my first look at this year. On a one-year plant I could form little opinion as to ultimate size, height, and garden effect. But the individual flower was fairly large, well formed, heavy in substance, and quite unique in coloring. It is a warm white, with canary yellow areas on standards and falls (but quite differently placed as compared with those of Fair Elaine or Golden Treasure); and the under sides of the petals are yellow, giving the whole flower a most subtle play of color. The buds, of course, are yellow, and form an interesting part of the picture, especially as they have the open throats that betoken ruming. If this iris performs consistently it will be a top favorite." John Dolman, Jr. (Pennsylvania), “From Aldan to Walden and Points North, DeForest Plicatas Outstanding”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 16.]
TRULY YOURS. "I believe this will be one of the really great stars of the future. It is an iris for the masses." [Mrs. M. D. Naylor (Utah), “Varietal Comment, Comments from Region 12” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 74.


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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TrulyYours03.JPGJPG TrulyYours03.JPG manage 60 K 15 Apr 2014 - 01:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TrulyYours04.JPEGJPEG TrulyYours04.JPEG manage 12 K 10 May 2014 - 12:26 Main.TLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
TrulyYours9.jpgjpg TrulyYours9.jpg manage 151 K 10 Feb 2021 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
TrulyYoursBkSmixed3.JPGJPG TrulyYoursBkSmixed3.JPG manage 1 MB 07 Jan 2019 - 20:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TrulyYoursJK.jpgjpg TrulyYoursJK.jpg manage 469 K 20 May 2023 - 15:37 JessicaKelley Photo by Jessica Kelley- Iowa USA 2022
TrulyYoursJK2.jpgjpg TrulyYoursJK2.jpg manage 955 K 20 May 2023 - 15:36 JessicaKelley Photo by Jessica Kelley- Iowa USA 2021
TrulyYoursRT.jpgjpg TrulyYoursRT.jpg manage 29 K 22 Jan 2012 - 20:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
trulyyours01.jpgjpg trulyyours01.jpg manage 44 K 22 Aug 2014 - 22:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
trulyyours5.JPGJPG trulyyours5.JPG manage 177 K 30 Jun 2023 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
trulyyours9.JPGJPG trulyyours9.JPG manage 403 K 20 Jan 2021 - 14:20 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
trulyyours_jb.jpgjpg trulyyours_jb.jpg manage 70 K 25 Apr 2013 - 01:43 Main.Harloiris Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r37 - 13 Apr 2024, davepote
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