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■(TB) 'Gypsy Prince'

1974, Hamblen

'Gypsy Prince' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1973). Seedling H68-34C. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards greyed yellow with violet infusion deeper at base (RHS 162B); falls near violet (87A) lighter toward edge, bordered medium brown (165B) with hafts same; orange beard tipped violet. 'Cambodia' X 'Touché' sibling. Mission Bell 1974. Honorable Mention 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #212 January 1974 Introducing GYPSY PRINCE 38", M-L. Exciting bicolor with strong beautifully branched stalks which carry abundant bloom in perfect placement. Stands antique gold infused with violet which deepens at the petal base. Falls violet with medium brown haft and border. Ruffled. Cupped stands, arched,semi-flaring falls. Cambodia X Touche sib. No. H68-34C. HC '73. $25.00. Mission Bell.


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Gypsy-PrinceNN.jpgjpg Gypsy-PrinceNN.jpg manage 34 K 07 Nov 2011 - 16:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
GypsyPrince01.JPGJPG GypsyPrince01.JPG manage 89 K 09 Jun 2017 - 02:37 UnknownUser Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
GypsyPrince02.JPGJPG GypsyPrince02.JPG manage 129 K 10 Feb 2018 - 19:33 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
GypsyPrince03.JPGJPG GypsyPrince03.JPG manage 175 K 10 Feb 2018 - 19:32 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
GypsyPrince11.JPGJPG GypsyPrince11.JPG manage 73 K 18 Aug 2021 - 02:49 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GypsyPrince12BHI.jpgjpg GypsyPrince12BHI.jpg manage 87 K 20 Apr 2012 - 20:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GypsyPrince5.jpgjpg GypsyPrince5.jpg manage 54 K 28 Nov 2013 - 21:22 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
GypsyPrince6.jpgjpg GypsyPrince6.jpg manage 43 K 15 Dec 2013 - 21:50 UnknownUser Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
Gypsy_Prince.JPGJPG Gypsy_Prince.JPG manage 71 K 15 Feb 2011 - 13:52 IrisP  
Gypsy_Prince_Hamblem_1974.jpgjpg Gypsy_Prince_Hamblem_1974.jpg manage 74 K 30 Dec 2009 - 18:10 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
gypsyprince1.jpgjpg gypsyprince1.jpg manage 35 K 29 Nov 2018 - 04:09 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
gypsyprince2.jpgjpg gypsyprince2.jpg manage 67 K 13 Jul 2021 - 02:42 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
gypsyprince9.jpgjpg gypsyprince9.jpg manage 250 K 29 Jun 2022 - 15:01 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r28 - 27 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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