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■(TB) 'Cashmere'

1959, Fay

'Cashmere' (Orville Fay, R. 1959). Seedling# 55-36. TB, 37" (94 cm). Midseason bloom. Strong reddish-purple self; red beard, small blue blaze on fall. 'Native Dancer' x 'May Hall'. Fay 1959. Honorable Mention 1959, Award Of Merit 1963.

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Photo by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by South Jersey IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto scanned from the 1965 CooleyPhoto by Blue J Iris


From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: CASHMERE (Fay '59) M. 37 in. Native Dancer x May Hall. A deep rosy pink or Bengal rose self with reddish infusion and tiny blue blaze. H.M. 1959. NET 20.00.


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
Cashmere3.jpgjpg Cashmere3.jpg manage 41 K 28 Nov 2013 - 14:44 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Cashmere4.jpgjpg Cashmere4.jpg manage 64 K 21 Mar 2014 - 02:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
CashmereBJedt.jpgjpg CashmereBJedt.jpg manage 66 K 30 Oct 2018 - 23:10 Main.Harloiris Photo by Blue J Iris
cashmere01.jpgjpg cashmere01.jpg manage 86 K 04 Jun 2015 - 21:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
cashmere9.JPGJPG cashmere9.JPG manage 405 K 20 Jan 2021 - 03:09 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r15 - 20 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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