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■(TB) 'Yankee Maid'

1974, Gadd

'Yankee Maid' (Fred Gadd, R. 1972). Seedling#26-68. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Purple, flushed red; ruffled falls; black beard. 'Yankee Boy' X ( 'Jean Boyd Fitt' x ( 'Indiana Night' x 'Black Diamond')). Wethersfield Iris 1974. Honorable Mention 1977.

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Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2016, Bed 23.Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2013, Bed 23.Detail of


From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing YANKEE MAID (Gadd '74). Sdlg. 26-68.,TB, 34". Yankee Boy X Jean Boyd Fittz x (Indian Night x Black Diamond). This purple seedling of Yankee Boy had four branches plus terminal. RTG '72. $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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_7174.jpgjpg IMG_7174.jpg manage 388 K 04 Jan 2019 - 18:59 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2016, Bed 23.
Yankee-Maid.jpgjpg Yankee-Maid.jpg manage 174 K 30 Sep 2014 - 00:26 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2013, Bed 23.
Yankee-Maidjb.jpgjpg Yankee-Maidjb.jpg manage 53 K 06 Jul 2016 - 18:26 Main.Harloiris Detail of 'Yankee Maid' from Rebert Garden 2013
Topic revision: r10 - 28 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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