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■(TB) 'Dolly Varden'

'Dolly Varden' (David Hall, R. 1950). Seedling 46-60. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-ORP1, Pink-salmon self. (S & R Dolly Varden; D. Hall, 1948). 'Fantasy' x 'Courtier'. Hall 1950. Honorable Mention 1950.

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Image scanned by David Potembski from CooleyPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1955 Cooley



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"Dolly Varden, seen only on one-year plants, was short and unbranched, but the flowers had more flare and substance than most of the Hall "pinks." It is not really a pink, but a blend, and may be rather neutral in mass effect, but it has a good deal of subtle richness on close examination." 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

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dolly Varden.1950.Hall.pngpng Dolly Varden.1950.Hall.png manage 1 MB 07 May 2020 - 12:53 DavidPotembski Image scanned by David Potembski from Cooley's Gardens Catalog, 1950.
dollyvarden1.JPGJPG dollyvarden1.JPG manage 142 K 09 Mar 2020 - 11:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
dollyvarden9.JPGJPG dollyvarden9.JPG manage 405 K 15 Feb 2021 - 03:16 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r23 - 15 Feb 2021, Harloiris
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