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■(TB) 'Zebra'

pre 1950, Unknown .............................related links ...Novelty Iris

'Zebra'. The cultivar found in the trade today is not the registered cultivar 'Zebra' which had white flowers striped blue. Apparently that cultivar has disappeared and a variety of Iris pallida with yellow striped foliage has assumed this name. The first promotion of the new 'Zebra' seemed to be in the old Lloyd Austin Catalogs of his Rainbow Gardens. It has become a popular plant with landscapers in some parts of the USA. A close relative is 'Argentea' which is a pallida with white striped foliage.

See below:
Zebra01.jpgZebra01.JPGzebra01.jpgzebra02.jpgZebra1AJB.jpgZebra3AJB.jpgZebra7.jpgzebra garden shot edited-3.jpgZebraBHI.JPGZebraCT.jpg


From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: ZEBRA (Pallida variegata) M-30". A novelty needed in every garden. Leaves striped in creamy yellow & green in a pattern much like that of a zebra. Has striking ornamental value from March to Nov. Just the thing for individualistic flower arrangements and corsages. Flowers lightblue. Best used as edgings or clumps to attract attention, so I give you special group prices. See Ektachrome. 2 for $1.95; on $10 order 3 for $1.9S; on $25 order 4 for $1.95.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2010-11-19
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Zebra01.JPGJPG Zebra01.JPG manage 133 K 09 Dec 2014 - 20:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Zebra01.jpgjpg Zebra01.jpg manage 40 K 30 Sep 2014 - 22:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
Zebra1AJB.jpgjpg Zebra1AJB.jpg manage 70 K 28 Jan 2012 - 23:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
Zebra3AJB.jpgjpg Zebra3AJB.jpg manage 62 K 28 Jan 2012 - 23:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
Zebra7.jpgjpg Zebra7.jpg manage 46 K 18 Jul 2013 - 15:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
ZebraBHI.JPGJPG ZebraBHI.JPG manage 214 K 24 Nov 2011 - 20:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ZebraCT.jpgjpg ZebraCT.jpg manage 57 K 05 Nov 2011 - 00:23 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
zebra01.jpgjpg zebra01.jpg manage 189 K 02 Feb 2017 - 22:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
zebra02.jpgjpg zebra02.jpg manage 36 K 05 Nov 2014 - 04:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ogden Station Daylilies
zebra_garden_shot_edited-3.jpgjpg zebra_garden_shot_edited-3.jpg manage 67 K 19 Nov 2010 - 15:11 UnknownUser Pries photo
Topic revision: r19 - 11 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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