'Grand Dame' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1973). Seedling# 69-29. TB, height 34" (86 cm), Early to midseason bloom and rebloom. Ruffled light to mid-blue self. 'Helen Keller' X 'Tyrolean Blue'. Avonbank 1976.
|From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing GRAND DAME. Huge, wide medium blue, heavily substanced and of noble carriage. 34", 2 & T, 7-8 buds. Occasional rebloomer in September in Virginia. Very fertile pollen; excellent parent. $25.00. Avonbank Iris Garden.|
|FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION|
|Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade|
|Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.|
|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.)|
|PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions|
|Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.|
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