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■(BB) 'Gypsy Wings'

1978, Hamblen

'Gypsy Wings' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1977). Seedling #N73-06C. BB, 26" (66 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards creamy yellow (RHS 10D); falls violet (85B) with narrow, lacy yellow-tan edge; yellow-orange beard. 'Little Swinger' X seedling #M70-25F: ( 'Misty Dawn' x 'Dove Wings'). Mission Bell 1978 Honorable Mention 1980; Walther Cup 1980; Award of Merit 1982; Knowlton Medal 1985.

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Photo by Mike GreenfieldPhoto by C T Iris PatchPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Argyle Acres


From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing GYPSY WINGS. EL, 26". Closed, creamy yellow standards; flaring, violet falls edged with lacy yellow-tan; bushy yellow-orange beards. Superb branching and bud count. Vigorous. #M7306C. $15.00. Mission Bell.


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
GypsyWings01.jpgjpg GypsyWings01.jpg manage 30 K 23 Sep 2014 - 19:03 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
GypsyWings03.jpgjpg GypsyWings03.jpg manage 62 K 06 Jun 2014 - 18:30 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
GypsyWingsAABB.jpgjpg GypsyWingsAABB.jpg manage 61 K 15 Feb 2011 - 23:44 BetsyHiggins Photo by Argyle Acres
Gypsy_Wings_.jpgjpg Gypsy_Wings_.jpg manage 37 K 01 Jan 2010 - 20:25 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
gypsywings04.JPGJPG gypsywings04.JPG manage 64 K 30 Jun 2014 - 01:59 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r18 - 04 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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