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■(TB) 'Grand Finale'

1973, Brown

'Grand Finale' (Rex Brown, R. 1972). Seedling# 67-6-3. TB, 40" (102 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards light blue (French blue 43/3) flushed bluebird blue (042/1) at base; falls pale blue-white; light blue beard; ruffled. 'Pacific Panorama' X Smiley seedling: (('Eleanor's Pride' x 'Lovilla') x 'Galilee'). J. & J. Iris 1973. Honorable Mention 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing GRAND FINALE (Rex Brown 73). TB. 40". Sdlg. 67-6-3. (Pacific Panorama X Smiley sdlg. ((Eleanor's Pride x Lovilia) x Galilee)). This large, broad flower is pale blue (Wilson 43/3) flushed darker in heart. The falls are lighter blue white, highlighted by a light blue beard. This has ruffles and flaring form, heavy substance and beautiful strong stalks with 4 and 5 branches, 10-12 buds. It blooms midseason to late and of the last to finish the season. A Grand Finale to the iris season as well as to the hybridizing work of the Browns. NET $25.00. J&J 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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