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(TB) 'Dancing Deb'

1952, Tompkins

'Dancing Deb' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1952). TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-V1L, Self of light violet (heliotrope). Tompkins seedling: ('Delilah' x 'Seashell' sdlg) X 'Jake'. Fleur de Lis 1952.Sdlg. 49-191

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: DANCING DEB (Tomp. 1952) M.L. 38 in. (Delilah x Seashell sdlg.) x Jake. A large, beautifully formed flower of clear, light heliotrope, this has very broad petals and extremely wide hafts. The petals are deeply and gracefully ruffled and the form is near perfect as the standards are beautifully arched and domed while the falls are jauntily flaring. We think this is one of the loveliest and most delightful iris we have produced and have been well pleased to find it also a favorite with every visitor to our gardens. We grow it in combination with Waltz Time which is an exact counterpart in deep cream, and with Love Story and the trio is one of the best-liked groups in the show garden. H. M, 1953. 3.50.


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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