( Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1940). Seedling 40-9, TB, 32", Midseason bloom, Color Class-S7M. 'Matula'
x ( Matula'
x 'Summer Tan'
). Whiting(Maple Valley) 1943. High Commendation 1942.
Veishea (pronounced Vee-sha) is the name of the spring festival at Iowa State College and has come there to represent glamorous beauty. The name is coined from the first letter of the seven different departments of the college, the last "a" representing agriculture.
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| From Maple Valley Garden catalog, 1943. VEISHEA (Whiting 1943) (No. 409) M. 32 in. A bright rosy copper blend with a clean blue blaze at the heart. Dr. Fishburn was in our garden the year this seedling first bloomed on a small plant; He said he wanted one for his garden whether it ever grew up or not because of its grand eolor. It did not grow quite as tall as we hoped it would but it developed a strong well balanced stalk that carries the blooms without overowding. The flowers are large and full of extremely heavy substance and pure coloring. It has wonderful landscape value and a long season of bloom. Because of its brilliance we named it Veishea (pronounced Vee—sha), the gray and colorfnl spring festival at Iowa State College. See Bulletin 87, p. 28. HC 1942. R. 89 1942. $10.00.
| From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: VEISHEA (Whiting 1943) M. A bright rosy copper blend with a clear blue flush at the haft. The flowers are large with heavy substance and are evenly spaced on a medium height stalk. Very colorful in the garden. R. 86 1943. 32". $4.00.
| From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1948: VEISHEA (Whiting) Pronounced Vee-sha and named for a festival at Iowa State College. A bright blend of copper and rose which makes a come hither spot in the garden. 3 feet. $1.50; 3 for $3.75; 12 for $13.50.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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