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■(IB) 'Gnu Rayz'

1997, Kasperek

'Gnu Rayz' (Brad Kasperek, R. 1996). Seedling #92B-N44S. IB, 26" (66 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards and style arms violet (RHS 83B); falls greenish yellow (1C) ground, veined and edged violet; beards lavender, hairs tipped orange tan; ruffled; slight fragrance. 'Tiger Honey' X 'Flea Circus'. Zebra Gardens 1997. Honorable Mention 1999; Award of Merit 2002; Sass Medal 2004.

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References:

From AIS Bulletin #305 April 1997 Introducing GNU RAYZ (Kasperek '97) IB EM 26" Eye catching veining! Rich, creamy flaring falls heavily veined and edged in violet. Matching violet standards and style arms. Lavender beards tipped orange, 5-6 buds. EC '95. Tiger Honey X Flea Circus (92B-N44S.) $25.00. Zebra Gardens.
 


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- RobertPries - 2009-10-30
  • IB Gnu Rayz, was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately May 15 - 28 in 2017. Gnu Rayz gets some pale purple tinting on the spathes, but didn't show any purple based foliage at the base of the leaves. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 01 Aug 2017
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20170519_125239IB_Gnu_Rays_(2)01.jpgjpg 20170519_125239IB_Gnu_Rays_(2)01.jpg manage 1 MB 23 May 2017 - 18:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at 05/19/17 at MN Landscape Arboretum
20170519_125252IB_Gnu_Rays_(2)02.jpgjpg 20170519_125252IB_Gnu_Rays_(2)02.jpg manage 638 K 23 May 2017 - 18:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at 05/19/17 at MN Landscape Arboretum
20170519_125302IB_Gnu_Rays_(2)03.jpgjpg 20170519_125302IB_Gnu_Rays_(2)03.jpg manage 857 K 23 May 2017 - 18:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at 05/19/17 at MN Landscape Arboretum
20170519_125310IB_Gnu_Rays_(2).jpgjpg 20170519_125310IB_Gnu_Rays_(2).jpg manage 468 K 21 May 2017 - 19:18 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 IB Gnu Rayz- Photo by Holly Johnson taken on May 19, 2017 after rain during previous days at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Zone 4b
20170519_125339IB_Gnu_Rays_(2).jpgjpg 20170519_125339IB_Gnu_Rays_(2).jpg manage 1 MB 21 May 2017 - 19:19 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 IB Gnu Rayz- Photo by Holly Johnson taken on May 19, 2017 after rain during previous days at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Zone 4b
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IB-Gnu-Rayz.jpgjpg IB-Gnu-Rayz.jpg manage 63 K 15 Oct 2010 - 02:57 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
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gnurayz04.jpgjpg gnurayz04.jpg manage 649 K 02 Feb 2017 - 20:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
gnurayz09.jpgjpg gnurayz09.jpg manage 99 K 08 Jul 2013 - 15:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
gnurayz1.jpgjpg gnurayz1.jpg manage 80 K 09 Nov 2017 - 03:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
gnurayz10.jpgjpg gnurayz10.jpg manage 70 K 01 Nov 2013 - 19:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
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gnurayz12.JPGJPG gnurayz12.JPG manage 98 K 27 Dec 2013 - 14:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2011
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gnurayz4.jpgjpg gnurayz4.jpg manage 201 K 22 Dec 2017 - 18:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
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Topic revision: r56 - 22 May 2023, TLaurin
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