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■(TB) 'Gypsy Lullaby'

1961, Brown

'Gypsy Lullaby' (Opal Brown, R. 1960). Seedling# 9-7A-2. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4, Standards butterscotch; falls red-violet. 'Fashionette' x 'Melodrama'. Brown's Sunnyhill 1961.

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Gypsy Lullaby.JPGGypsy Lullaby O. Brown 1960.JPGGypsyLullaby01.JPGgypsylullaby1.JPGGypsyLullaby12BHI.jpggypsylullaby2.JPGGypsyLullaby2.JPG


From AIS Bulletin #161, April 1961. Introducing GYPSY LULLABY. Most unusual form and intriguing color harmony! Ruffled "butterscotch'" standards. Fluted and ruffled red-violet falls are full, rounded, and horizontally held. Limited number will be released this year. H'C 1960. $30.00. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
GYPSY LULLABY (O. Brown '61). "Definitely a unique, different variety of merit, with butterscotch-flushed-violet standards atop falls of medium red-violet. Ultra wide fonn with a complete horizontal flare. A truly gypsy-like concoction of refinement. Branching is a bit scarce most seasons and growth varies with the effects of winter seasons, but dependable more than not. A popular priced variety that will be the envy of all neighbors." Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 9.


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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GypsyLullaby01.JPGJPG GypsyLullaby01.JPG manage 53 K 24 Nov 2014 - 19:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GypsyLullaby12BHI.jpgjpg GypsyLullaby12BHI.jpg manage 87 K 20 Apr 2012 - 20:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GypsyLullaby2.JPGJPG GypsyLullaby2.JPG manage 69 K 18 Aug 2021 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Gypsy_Lullaby.JPGJPG Gypsy_Lullaby.JPG manage 43 K 15 Feb 2011 - 13:50 IrisP  
Gypsy_Lullaby_O._Brown_1960.JPGJPG Gypsy_Lullaby_O._Brown_1960.JPG manage 73 K 17 Dec 2009 - 17:32 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
gypsylullaby1.JPGJPG gypsylullaby1.JPG manage 337 K 19 Sep 2020 - 15:19 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
gypsylullaby2.JPGJPG gypsylullaby2.JPG manage 429 K 19 Jan 2021 - 03:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r21 - 18 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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