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■(TB) 'Femme Fatale'

1988, Gatty

'Femme Fatale' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1987). Seedling# M41-1. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards light peach-toned pink (M&P 9-AB-2); falls polar bear (9-B-2) to white jade (10-A-2), slightly paler in center; flame (1-C-12) beard with white at tip; ruffled and laced; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Paradise' X 'Pretty Lady'. Keppel 1988. Honorable Mention 1991.

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From AIS Bulletin #268 January 1988 Introducing FEMME FATALE (Gatty) ML 35" (Paradise X Pretty lady). Seductively ruffled and laced light pink, the falls a paler shade. $35.00. Keith Keppel.


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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femme02.JPGJPG femme02.JPG manage 63 K 28 Jun 2014 - 15:33 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
femmefatale08.JPGJPG femmefatale08.JPG manage 294 K 16 Jan 2021 - 03:38 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
femmefatale09.JPGJPG femmefatale09.JPG manage 371 K 07 Jan 2021 - 14:00 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
femmefatale1.jpgjpg femmefatale1.jpg manage 289 K 07 Mar 2019 - 04:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
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