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■(TB) 'Gala Affair'

1969, Brown

'Gala Affair' (Rex Brown, R. 1968). Seedling# 64-63-80. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-RV3PFcm, Standards light orchid, blended tan at edges, darker orchid midrib, ruffled; falls bright red-violet (Wilson 33), 1/4" band of blended tan at edges, fluted; blended tan and light orchid style-crests; tan-yellow tipped orchid beard. 'June Symphony' X 'Melodrama'. Brown's Iris Garden 1969. Honorable Mention 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #193 April 1969 Introducing GALA AFFAIR. #64-63-60. June Symphony X Melodrama. 36". Ruffled, closed standards of blended orchid and tan, deeper orchid midrib; ruffled, semiflaring falls of bright red-violet with quarter-inch band of blended tan; lacy orchid style crests and gold beard. Large flowers; excellent stalk with three branches and 9 buds. $30.00. Brown's Iris Garden.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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Topic revision: r9 - 16 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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