■(TB) 'Truly Yours'
) 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. American Dykes Medal 1953
| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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