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■(TB) 'Irish Lullaby'

1965, Moldovan

'Irish Lullaby' (Steve Moldovan, R. 1961). Seedling# 60-28. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Lacy pink self; tangerine beard. 'Court Ballet' x sibling. Moldovan 1965. High Commendation 1962; Honorable Mention 1966; Judges Choice 1966, 1967; Award of Merit 1968.

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Photo by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by SchreinerPhoto scanned from the 1965 MoldovanFrom Schreiner


From AIS Bulletin #177, April 1965. Introducing IRISH LULLABY (Moldovan) L. 36" $25.00 net. Sdlg. 60-28 (Court Ballet x sib). Extra heavy lacing and ruffling highlight this very beautiful, wide petalled, tangerine bearded pink self. The large, near horizontal falled flowers are produced on sturdy well-branched stems. A healthy grower producing large plants. HC '62. Moldovan's Gardens.
IRISH LULLABY (Moldovan '65) Superb in its home garden, this lives up to its billing. A true pink that has exceptional depth of color; is heavily laced and beautifully formed. The flowers are very large with excellent substance and are carried on well-branched strong stems. This iris is unusually floriferous and would seem to have most excellent growth characteristics. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 92.]


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IrishLullaby1.JPGJPG IrishLullaby1.JPG manage 115 K 04 Apr 2021 - 02:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
IrishLullaby_Sch69.jpgjpg IrishLullaby_Sch69.jpg manage 165 K 02 Feb 2014 - 22:57 DavidPotembski From Schreiner's Iris Catalog 1969, p. 19.
irishlullaby01.jpgjpg irishlullaby01.jpg manage 105 K 29 Mar 2016 - 14:50 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
irishlullaby2.JPGJPG irishlullaby2.JPG manage 53 K 08 May 2020 - 13:10 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Moldovan's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r16 - 04 Apr 2021, Harloiris
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