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■(TB) 'Ball Gown'

1950, Craig

'Ball Gown' (Tom Craig, R. 1950). TB, 35" (89 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-ORD/V5, Rosy brown and violet blend. ('China Maid' x 'Tiffany') x 'Sultan's Robe'. Craig 1950.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: BALL GOWN (Craig 50) M. 37 iri. (China Maid x Tiffany) x Sultans Robe. Lovely ruffled blend of tan and brown with a heavy infusion of rich aconite violet. 2.50.


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 - 21 Apr 2019

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BallGown01.JPGJPG BallGown01.JPG manage 52 K 10 Dec 2014 - 04:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BallGownBHI.JPGJPG BallGownBHI.JPG manage 42 K 17 Nov 2011 - 14:44 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ballgown5.JPGJPG ballgown5.JPG manage 157 K 05 May 2024 - 12:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
ballgown50.JPGJPG ballgown50.JPG manage 163 K 05 May 2024 - 12:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r15 - 05 May 2024, TerryLaurin
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