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■(TB) 'Lovely Lois'

1978, Muhlestein

'Lovely Lois' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1976). Seedling# 547 B. TB, 40" (102 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards cream, flushed yellow up center; falls cream, flushed yellow at hafts; yellow beard; ruffled. Mayberry seedling# M 60-45-2: ('Earth Angel' x 'Blue Shawl') X Mayberry seedling# M 62-45-3: ('Celestial Snow' x 'Arctic Flame'). Tell 1978. Honorable Mention 1981.

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From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing LOVELY LOIS (Muhlestein). M-L, 40". Sib to Another Swan. Quiet Grandure! Perfection in a cream-colored blossom with soft yellow stylearms and hafts. The foliage and stalks are heavy. High branching is its only real fault. 7 to 9 buds. #547 B. HC '76. Limited stock. $35.00. Tell's Iris Garden.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LovelyLois01.JPGJPG LovelyLois01.JPG manage 57 K 26 Nov 2014 - 03:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LovelyLois02.JPGJPG LovelyLois02.JPG manage 58 K 22 Aug 2021 - 11:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LovelyLois12BHI.JPGJPG LovelyLois12BHI.JPG manage 81 K 24 Apr 2012 - 15:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Lovely_LoisBHI.jpgjpg Lovely_LoisBHI.jpg manage 118 K 19 Nov 2011 - 15:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
lovelylois_jb.jpgjpg lovelylois_jb.jpg manage 19 K 13 Apr 2013 - 15:51 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r13 - 01 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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