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■(TB) 'Yankee Boy'

1967, Gadd

'Yankee Boy' (Fred Gadd, R. 1966). Seedling# 7A-60. M, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-VN1D, Dark violet self; ruffled; black beard. 'Black Taffeta' X 'Triumvirate'. Wethersfield 1967. Honorable Mention 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #185 April 1967 Introducing YANKEE Boy (BLACK TAFFETA X TRIUMVIRATE). M. 38". Dark violet self; ruffled with black beard. H.c. 1965. $25.00. Wethersfield Iris Garden.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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YankeeBoy11.JPGJPG YankeeBoy11.JPG manage 90 K 05 Sep 2021 - 03:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
YankeeBoy12BHI.JPGJPG YankeeBoy12BHI.JPG manage 87 K 08 May 2012 - 21:15 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
YankeeBoyBHI.JPGJPG YankeeBoyBHI.JPG manage 180 K 24 Nov 2011 - 20:37 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r13 - 11 Feb 2024, DavidPotembski
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