■(TB) 'Wild Ginger'
, R. 1960) Seedling# 118-7PTA. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards burnt unber, sanded orchid; falls white, golden brown stitching, sanded orchid at edges. 'Taholah'
X 'Floradora Flounce'
. Cooley 1962. High Commendation 1961; Honorable Mention 1963; Judges Choice 1963, 1964; Award of Merit 1965.
| WILD GINGER is a deeply flounced and ruffled iris of brown and creamy white. Standards are a soft brown; ruffling on the 8-inch flowers extends to the throat. Heavy substance gives the flowers a longer bloom period and a good picture of this variety was featured on the cover of the October 1963 BULLETIN. [William B. Schortman, “Touring California Hybridizers’ Gardens,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 172 (January 1964): 64.
| Reported Rebloom in: TX [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 219]
| Wild Ginger (Gibson). This plicata was beautiful in all gardens. Cream ground, marked and peppered with ginger-brown and with sandings of orchid, it has marvelous substance. The flowers are wide, ruffled, and flounced, and the stalks are very well branched. [AIS Bulletin #170, July 1963:43]
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.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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