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■(IB) 'Little Snow Lemon'

1984, Gaddie

'Little Snow Lemon' (Gene Gaddie, R. 1981). Seedling #1-2. IB, 20" (51 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards snow white with lemon yellow radiating from greenish-based midrib; falls lemon yellow spot (lemon shaped), thinly edged. snow white; white beard tipped full orange. 'Buttercup Charm' X 'Peach Spot'. Gaddies' Gardens 1984. High Commendation 1982; Exhibition Certificate 1983; High Commendation 1983; Favorite Guest 1984; Honorable Mention 1986; Award of Merit 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #253 April 1984 Introducing LITTLE SNOW LEMON-Nothing like this in all Irisdom. Picture a bright yellow, half-sized lemon lying in crystal white snow, and you'll have the intense, clear, bright colors of the spot pattern on this excellently proportioned IB. White beards tipped full orange. Slender but sturdy 20" stalks have a nicely placed low branch and 5 buds. Especially vigorous bloomer and increaser with an exceptionally long season. Readily sets seed. Buttercup Charm X Peach Spot. EC '83, HC '82 &'83. $15.00. Gaddies' Gardens.


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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