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■(TB) 'Gene Wild'

1952, Craig

'Gene Wild' (Tom Craig, R. 1952). TB, 40" (102 cm). Late bloom. Color Class-W2; Warm white and old-rose. 'Rich Raiment' x 'Joseph's Mantle'. Craig 1952.

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From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1955: GENE WILD (Craig)-H.M., A.I.S. '54. Added to perfection of form and branching, is the lavish coloring of this Fancy. The network and blending of rosy red covers the ground of warm white which comes through more on the central portions of the falls. $12.50.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GeneWild1.jpgjpg GeneWild1.jpg manage 749 K 19 Oct 2018 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm.
GeneWild2.jpgjpg GeneWild2.jpg manage 244 K 27 Jan 2021 - 03:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes- Crafton Hills Iris Farm
IMG_7874.jpgjpg IMG_7874.jpg manage 380 K 21 Dec 2018 - 20:38 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 17-28.
genewild01.JPGJPG genewild01.JPG manage 1 MB 12 Mar 2018 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
genewild1.JPGJPG genewild1.JPG manage 102 K 03 Sep 2019 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
genewild5.JPGJPG genewild5.JPG manage 248 K 11 Nov 2023 - 12:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
genewild50.JPGJPG genewild50.JPG manage 284 K 11 Nov 2023 - 12:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
genewild51.JPGJPG genewild51.JPG manage 219 K 11 Nov 2023 - 12:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 19 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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