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■(TB) 'Loudoun Charmer'

1972, Crossman

'Loudoun Charmer' (George Crossman, R. 1972). Seedling# 6834. TB, 39" (99 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards cream (RHS 159C); falls violet (84C); tangerine beard. 'Lady Of Loudoun' X 'Pretty Carol'. Gene & Gerry's Iris 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing LOUDOUN CHARMER (G. Crossman '73) $25.00 Sdlg. 68-34: Lady of Loudoun X Pretty Carol. TB 38" Mid. Ruffled standards of cream coloring, with a hint of orange; which arch to a closed position. Semi-flaring falls of Medium violet, with a distinctive 3/8" bronze border; set off with a glowing tangerine beard. Very vigorous blue-green foliage; good stalk with 7 to 8 buds. Try this one-It will add CHARM to your collection. Gene & Gerry's Iris Gardens.

LOUDOUN CHARMER (Crossman) was going to town here. It is different in color, the standards a flesh tone with violet infusion, the falls light violet, the beard tangerine. That may sound like a familiar pattern, but this one had a pastel effect that is unusual and appealing. It is of nice form on a good stalk with about eight buds. [Hal Stahly, AIS Bulletin #210 July 1973:34]



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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LoudenCharmer02.jpgjpg LoudenCharmer02.jpg manage 24 K 20 Jul 2017 - 03:00 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
LoudounCharmer01.jpgjpg LoudounCharmer01.jpg manage 72 K 31 May 2015 - 19:05 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
LoudounCharmerEI.jpgjpg LoudounCharmerEI.jpg manage 26 K 15 Dec 2012 - 20:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Loudoun_Charmer_1972_TB.jpgjpg Loudoun_Charmer_1972_TB.jpg manage 50 K 30 Nov 2011 - 13:14 UnknownUser Photo by Pierre Anfosso - France
TB-Loudoun-Charmer.jpgjpg TB-Loudoun-Charmer.jpg manage 61 K 22 Oct 2010 - 19:54 EleanorHutchison Don McQueen photo, London, Ont, Canada Z5
loudon01.jpgjpg loudon01.jpg manage 82 K 14 Jun 2015 - 00:28 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
loudoncharmer01.JPGJPG loudoncharmer01.JPG manage 49 K 02 Dec 2014 - 03:32 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
loudoncharmer03.JPGJPG loudoncharmer03.JPG manage 97 K 21 Apr 2014 - 16:33 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
loudoncharmer05.JPGJPG loudoncharmer05.JPG manage 72 K 20 Jul 2015 - 02:28 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
loudouncharmer02.jpgjpg loudouncharmer02.jpg manage 400 K 19 Mar 2019 - 20:56 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
loudouncharmer04.JPGJPG loudouncharmer04.JPG manage 98 K 29 Mar 2019 - 14:56 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
loudouncharmer4.jpgjpg loudouncharmer4.jpg manage 13 K 26 Aug 2013 - 02:24 UnknownUser Photo by te Sligte Gardens
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