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■(TB) 'Ballerina'

1951, Hall

'Ballerina' (David Hall, R. 1950). Seedling 47-19. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-ROP1, Flamingo-pink self. 'Chérie' X 'Fantasy'. Cooley 1951. Honorable Mention 1951, Award of Merit 1953.

Note: Tb Ballerina, Seedling 46-14, registered by D. Hall 1947 (Tb Cherie x Tb Floradora) was not introduced. Superseded and released.

Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.

See below:
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From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: BALLERINA (Hall 1951) Each 2.00. Large, new flamingo pink of beautifully wide, fully fashioned form and delicate ruffling. It is a shade lighter than CHERIE, setting off the deep orange beard with great elegance. Heavy substance and sturdy, well-branched 3 foot stems. AM 1953.
"Ballerina, as I saw it on a single one-year plant, showed no superiority over Cherie, and was certainly less impressive than the big ruffled pink I saw in the Hall garden in 1947 under number 46-14, which was later registered as Ballerina. On looking up the catalog description of Ballerina I find it listed as seedling number 48-15, so there must have been a shift." John Dolman, Jr. (Pennsylvania), “From Aldan to Walden and Points North, Varieties Noted in 1951,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 15.


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


-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Ballerina TBs pedigree snafu.pngpng Ballerina TBs pedigree snafu.png manage 394 K 16 Feb 2024 - 03:05 EdenSprings Hmmm…
Ballerina01.JPGJPG Ballerina01.JPG manage 36 K 10 Dec 2014 - 04:04 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BallerinaBHI.JPGJPG BallerinaBHI.JPG manage 166 K 17 Nov 2011 - 14:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ballerina1.JPGJPG ballerina1.JPG manage 143 K 28 Aug 2019 - 02:24 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
ballerina9.JPGJPG ballerina9.JPG manage 263 K 15 Feb 2021 - 03:14 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r24 - 16 Feb 2024, EdenSprings
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