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(IB) 'Royal Gossip'

1988, Nichols

'Royal Gossip' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1988). Seedling #8658A. IB, 18" (46 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards nearly solid dark violet with few white flecks at base; falls same with white center, indigo blue line below beard; blue beard tipped brown; ruffled. 'Broadway' X 'Court Magician. Hillcrest 1993. High Commendation 1990; Honorable Mention 1996.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing ROYAL GOSSIP (H. Nichols) IB 18" M-L. Ruffled flowers have nearly solid dark violet standards with a few white flecks at midribs, the falls are the same with white centers. An indigo blue line extends below the blue tipped brown beards. A stunning new creation which has received rave reviews. (Broadway X Court Magician). $15.00. Hillcrest Iris 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.

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