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■(TB) 'Gyro'

1989, Aitken

'Gyro' (J. Terry Aitken, R. 1989). Seedling# 80-137D. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Heavily ruffled and laced smooth deep purple; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Navy Strut' X 'Mystique'. Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden 1989. Exhibition Certificate 1985; Honorable Mention 1991; Award of Merit 1993.

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From AIS Bulletin #273 April 1989 Introducing GYRO TB. $35.00. (Aitken '89) 36" Midseason, 8 or 9 buds. Sdlg. 80-1370: (Navy Strut X Mystique). In addition to fine showstalks, foliage exhibits superior resistance to leafspot and buds have shown excellent frost resistance. Good grower-North and South.
From Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden, 1992: GYRO, HM '91. (Aitken '89), 38", 8 to 12 buds: (Navy Strut x Mystique) Following the introduction of ORBITER in 1985, this sibling, under code name of "super ruffles", was carefully secreted away in the back rows of the seedling patch to allow time and distance to separate these great rivals. In the cold climate test gardens of Nebraska and Washington, and under number, GYRO was consistently selected as the best of several siblings. We are now pleased to offer this exceptional specimen in deep, sleek purple, alive with deeply fluted bubble ruffles, fine substance and presented on fine show stalks. A pronounced sweet grape fragrance is also an asset to this fine plant. Flowers have demonstrated a superior resistance to late spring frosts. Fertile and a fine parent. $10.00


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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-- BarbJohnson - 2010-10-21
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BHP_9265-X2_gyro.jpgjpg BHP_9265-X2_gyro.jpg manage 102 K 21 Feb 2016 - 08:11 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Gyro01.jpgjpg Gyro01.jpg manage 45 K 02 Oct 2014 - 16:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
Gyro04.JPGJPG Gyro04.JPG manage 176 K 06 Dec 2016 - 19:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
GyroBJ.jpgjpg GyroBJ.jpg manage 85 K 12 Feb 2012 - 20:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
GyroSC.jpgjpg GyroSC.jpg manage 32 K 25 Oct 2011 - 19:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
GyroSI.JPGJPG GyroSI.JPG manage 222 K 14 Apr 2019 - 22:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
Gyro_TB_5-15-09.JPGJPG Gyro_TB_5-15-09.JPG manage 71 K 21 Oct 2010 - 16:31 Main.Barbj44  
gyro02.JPGJPG gyro02.JPG manage 78 K 30 Jun 2014 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
gyro05.JPGJPG gyro05.JPG manage 434 K 06 Mar 2019 - 04:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
gyro6.JPGJPG gyro6.JPG manage 138 K 28 Jun 2023 - 19:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
gyro7.JPGJPG gyro7.JPG manage 361 K 15 Jan 2021 - 15:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
gyro8.JPGJPG gyro8.JPG manage 272 K 11 Nov 2020 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1993 Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden catalogue by Terry Laurin
gyro9.JPGJPG gyro9.JPG manage 361 K 11 Nov 2020 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1993 Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden catalogue by Terry Laurin
gyro_66.jpgjpg gyro_66.jpg manage 74 K 02 Dec 2010 - 17:37 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
gyro_iris_iriswarehouse.JPGJPG gyro_iris_iriswarehouse.JPG manage 54 K 27 Apr 2013 - 10:26 Main.Iriswarehouse Photo: Iriswarehouse
Topic revision: r27 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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