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■(TB) 'Homecoming Queen'

1978, Sexton

'Homecoming Queen' (Neva Sexton, R. 1978). Seedling# 75-71. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Copper-rose self; carrot orange beard. ('Moon River' x 'Beauty Secret') X 'Christening Party' sibling. Sexton 1978. Honorable Mention 1980; Award of Merit 1982.

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Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.


From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing HOMECOMING QUEEN (Sexton '78). M, 36". (Moon River x Beauty Secret) X sib to Christening Party. A rich copper-rose self with a carrot orange beard. Large-form flowers with heavy substance. Closed stands and flaring falls. The stalks are well branched with nine or more blooms per stalk. Sdlg. 75-71. $25.00. Sexton's Iris Garden.
From Mid-America catalog 1981: HOMECOMING QUEEN (Sexton 78), This one lives up to its name! Like one of its parents, Moon River, she has tall, strong, well branched stalks. The large flowers are luxurious copper rose complimented by red orange beards. Heavy lace all round makes this one special.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
Topic revision: r14 - 28 Jan 2023, Harloiris
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