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■(TB) 'Wayward Wind'

1958, Baker

'Wayward Wind' (O. T. Baker, R. 1956). Seedling# 51-17-1. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to late bloom. Color Class-O1, Antique bronze self, slight infusion of chartreuse; beard same. Seedling# 49-2: ('Sylvia Murray' x 'Rocket') x 'Cordovan'. Baker's Acre 1958. Honorable Mention 1958; Judges' Choice 1959; Award of Merit 1961.

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From AIS Bulletin #149, April 1958. Introducing WAYWARD WIND (H.C. 1957) (Sylvia. Murray X Rocket) X Cordovan. All who have seen and admired this iris agree that there is none other of this coloring. Best described as having the warm coloring of burnished antique bronze with a very slight infusion of chartreuse. A true self even to the beard. Excellent tailored form, heavy substance, tightly domed standards and flaring falls, prolific bloomer. Truly a distinguished flower. $20.00. Bakers Acre.


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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IMG_7844.jpgjpg IMG_7844.jpg manage 353 K 21 Dec 2018 - 18:52 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 29-26.
TBWaywardWindVL.JPGJPG TBWaywardWindVL.JPG manage 59 K 09 Jul 2014 - 12:09 Main.TLaurin Photo By Verna Laurin, Royal Botanical Garden, Hamilton, ON
WaywardWind01.JPGJPG WaywardWind01.JPG manage 85 K 09 Dec 2014 - 16:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
WaywardWindBHI.jpgjpg WaywardWindBHI.jpg manage 112 K 24 Nov 2011 - 16:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Wayward_Wind_fl.jpgjpg Wayward_Wind_fl.jpg manage 33 K 11 Aug 2012 - 20:51 IrisP  
waywardwind1.JPGJPG waywardwind1.JPG manage 280 K 21 Jun 2016 - 02:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
waywardwind9.JPGJPG waywardwind9.JPG manage 291 K 14 Feb 2021 - 13:58 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r17 - 14 Feb 2021, TLaurin
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