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■(TB) 'Fairy'

1905, Kennicott

'Fairy' (A. Kennicott, 1905) TB. 36". Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1. Standards and falls white; falls plicata marked soft blue near the hafts; orange beard tipped white. Strong fragrance. This is a diploid.

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photo Mike UnserCourtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Elizabeth RienietsPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Elizabeth RienietsPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris GardensPhoto by David Potembski, Presby 2016


From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: FAIRY — (Plic.) One of the most beautiful and graceful. Divisions all very broad, standards incurving and falls recurving, producing a globular form. S. white with midrib of soft green, delicately veined soft blue at the base; F. creamy-white delicately veined blue at base; style arms very conspicuous, bright clear blue. Two feet. This is one of the indispensables. 25¢
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: FAIRY (Kennicott, 1905). White, delicately bordered and suffused pale blue. A very pretty bloom. Stems 36 inches tall and slightly bending, which is its only fault; not new and not as well known as it deserves to be. 25¢.


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 - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2010-11-19
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Fairy.jpgjpg Fairy.jpg manage 24 K 19 Nov 2010 - 18:15 BobPries Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Fairy01.JPGJPG Fairy01.JPG manage 49 K 19 Feb 2021 - 20:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FairyRT.jpgjpg FairyRT.jpg manage 29 K 22 Jan 2012 - 16:33 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
Fairy_(2)BHI.jpgjpg Fairy_(2)BHI.jpg manage 380 K 07 Aug 2016 - 19:06 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
IMG_7657.jpgjpg IMG_7657.jpg manage 329 K 21 Dec 2018 - 14:47 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
fairy-jb.jpgjpg fairy-jb.jpg manage 38 K 17 Feb 2013 - 21:27 Main.Harloiris photo Mike Unser
fairy01.JPGJPG fairy01.JPG manage 90 K 30 Jan 2017 - 03:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
fairy02.JPGJPG fairy02.JPG manage 582 K 24 Jan 2020 - 03:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
fairy1.jpgjpg fairy1.jpg manage 81 K 05 Apr 2016 - 13:38 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Topic revision: r21 - 10 Nov 2022, TerryLaurin
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