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■(TB) 'Dream Lover'

1971, Tams

'Dream Lover' (Esther Tams, R. 1970). Seedling T-9-68. TB, 36-38" (91-97 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards blue-white; falls dark bluish purple; ruffled; blue beard. 'Miss Indiana' X ('Melodrama' x 'Rippling Waters'). Tell 1971. Honorable Mention 1972; Judges' Choice 1973; Award of Merit 1974; American Dykes Medal 1977.

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References:

From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing DREAM LOVER (Tams). M-L. 38". Miss Indiana X (Melodrama x Rippling Waters). The peer in this color class. I feel it has EVERYTHING. Heavy well-branched stalk with three buds per socket. The large flowers are ruffled and wide; the closed standards are clean blue-white; falls dark blue-purple; beard pale yellow tipped blue. No. T9-68. HC '69. One per customer. Very fertile both ways. Net $25.00. Tell's Gardens.
'Dream Lover' Historic Iris Preservation Society link.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- Main.RPries - 2010-08-20
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dream-Lover9.jpgjpg Dream-Lover9.jpg manage 33 K 29 Oct 2021 - 02:00 UnknownUser Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Dream-Lover90.jpgjpg Dream-Lover90.jpg manage 37 K 29 Oct 2021 - 02:00 UnknownUser Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
DreamLover01.JPGJPG DreamLover01.JPG manage 68 K 11 Dec 2014 - 17:17 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
DreamLover03.jpgjpg DreamLover03.jpg manage 113 K 05 Jun 2014 - 02:53 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
DreamLover12BHI.jpgjpg DreamLover12BHI.jpg manage 72 K 17 Apr 2012 - 19:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
DreamLoverBJ.jpgjpg DreamLoverBJ.jpg manage 64 K 07 Feb 2012 - 18:07 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
DreamLoverEI.jpgjpg DreamLoverEI.jpg manage 42 K 11 Dec 2012 - 18:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Dream_Lover.JPGJPG Dream_Lover.JPG manage 60 K 01 Feb 2011 - 18:03 IrisP  
dream01.jpgjpg dream01.jpg manage 79 K 02 May 2015 - 21:14 UnknownUser Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
dream02.jpgjpg dream02.jpg manage 69 K 08 Jun 2015 - 02:44 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
dream_lover_mike_lowe.jpgjpg dream_lover_mike_lowe.jpg manage 33 K 24 Aug 2010 - 19:04 UnknownUser Photo from Mike Lowe's original HIPS site
dreamlover01.jpgjpg dreamlover01.jpg manage 34 K 28 Nov 2018 - 03:12 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
dreamlover02.jpgjpg dreamlover02.jpg manage 30 K 28 Nov 2018 - 03:13 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
dreamlover03.jpgjpg dreamlover03.jpg manage 71 K 11 Jul 2021 - 21:58 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
dreamlover04.jpgjpg dreamlover04.jpg manage 51 K 21 Jul 2014 - 21:21 UnknownUser Photo by Damon Gardens
dreamlover08.JPGJPG dreamlover08.JPG manage 226 K 24 Feb 2020 - 16:59 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
dreamlover09.JPGJPG dreamlover09.JPG manage 188 K 24 Feb 2020 - 16:57 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
dreamlover1.jpgjpg dreamlover1.jpg manage 117 K 28 Mar 2016 - 18:21 UnknownUser Photo by HIPS Archives
dreamlover2.jpgjpg dreamlover2.jpg manage 128 K 21 Apr 2016 - 02:47 UnknownUser Photo by HIPS Archives
dreamlover6.jpgjpg dreamlover6.jpg manage 67 K 07 Nov 2013 - 22:32 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
dreamlover7.JPGJPG dreamlover7.JPG manage 213 K 27 Nov 2020 - 03:46 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
dreamlover8.JPGJPG dreamlover8.JPG manage 189 K 27 Nov 2020 - 03:46 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
dreamlover9.JPGJPG dreamlover9.JPG manage 396 K 09 Nov 2020 - 23:07 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1979 C.A. Cruickshank catalogue by Terry Laurin
dreamlover9.jpgjpg dreamlover9.jpg manage 221 K 03 Nov 2020 - 21:54 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r37 - 31 Jul 2023, dougchyz
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