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■(TB) 'Let's Dance'

1986, Nelson

'Let's Dance' (Roger Nelson, R. 1983). Seedling# RN 78-36R. TB, 31" (79 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards medium yellow (RHS 9B). lighter at midrib and white inside; Falls medium red violet 170B), lightening to 70D at edge, greyed wine (183D) hafts, greyed orange tan (163B) edge; greyed orange beard; slight sweet fragrance. 'Navajo Blanket' X 'Gypsy Caravan'. Iris Country 1986. High Commendation 1982; Honorable Mention 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #261 April 1986 Introducing LET'S DANCE (R. Nelson '86) TB, 31". A totally unique bicolor with refined form and good habits. Named for a $3 million record album by rock theatrical star David Bowie with his permission. $30.00. Iris Country.


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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IMG_5581-X2_lets_dance.jpgjpg IMG_5581-X2_lets_dance.jpg manage 228 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:13 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
LetsDance02.JPGJPG LetsDance02.JPG manage 67 K 28 Mar 2014 - 22:17 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
LetsDance6.jpgjpg LetsDance6.jpg manage 55 K 29 Nov 2013 - 02:33 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
LetsDanceIF.jpgjpg LetsDanceIF.jpg manage 44 K 28 Nov 2011 - 19:07 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
lets_dance_64.jpgjpg lets_dance_64.jpg manage 69 K 12 Dec 2010 - 20:54 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
lets_dance_66.jpgjpg lets_dance_66.jpg manage 70 K 12 Dec 2010 - 20:55 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
lets_dance_iris_Iriswarehouse.JPGJPG lets_dance_iris_Iriswarehouse.JPG manage 49 K 06 May 2013 - 12:33 Main.Iriswarehouse Photo: Iriswarehouse
letsdance5.jpgjpg letsdance5.jpg manage 69 K 11 Nov 2013 - 12:56 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
letsdance9.JPGJPG letsdance9.JPG manage 323 K 29 Jan 2021 - 02:31 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r15 - 19 Feb 2023, dougchyz
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