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■(TB) 'Meadowlark Fringe'

1971, Peterson

'Meadowlark Fringe' (Les Peterson, R. 1971). Seedling# LP 66-Y2. TB, 33" (84 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Medium bronze-butterscotch-yellow blend; orange-yellow beard. Seedling# LP 64-11: ('Bright Forecast' x 'Rainbow Gold') X seedling# LP 63-63: ('Orange Pagoda' x 'Tantallon'). Peterson, Tell 1971. Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing MEADOWLARK FRINGE. (Bright Forecast x Rainbow Gold) X (Orange Pagoda x Tantallon). TB. 32-34". M-L. A very pretty blend of medium bronze butterscotch yellow with closed standards that are neatly laced and ruffled. The flaring falls are also laced and broadly ruffled and fluted. As with CORANGE', this iris has many GOOD qualities that make it an attractive garden showpiece. Tell's Iris Gardens co-listing. Net $20.00. Les Peterson.
From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing MEADOWLARK FRINGE (L. Peterson). Co-introduced with its breeder, Les. Peterson. ML. 34". (Bright Forecast x Rainbow Gold) X (Orange Pagoda x Tantallon). Another heavily Gold Ruffles-bred iris and containing much pink breeding, thus it will breed a wide range of colors. It is a luscious bronze-butterscotch blend, all ruffled and fluted. Falls have a lighter area toward center. Orange-yellow beard. No. LP 66-Y2. Fertile both ways. Only fair branching, buds toe in. Net $20.00. Tell's Gardens.
"One of my favorites of the year was MEADOWLARK FRINGE. When introduced, one of the comments in the description was that it did not have enough buds. I'm not a bud counter, but it seemed to have enough to make it last as long as any other iris in my own garden. It has fine branching, but the outstanding feature is the butterscotch coloring with a metallic shine." [Ron Mullin, “An Iris Holiday.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #208 (January 1973): 15.]


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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meadowlark01.JPGJPG meadowlark01.JPG manage 701 K 06 Mar 2018 - 15:58 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Barry Blyth-Australia slide collection.
meadowlark1.JPGJPG meadowlark1.JPG manage 572 K 06 Mar 2018 - 16:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Barry Blyth-Australia slide collection.
meadowlarkfringe9.JPGJPG meadowlarkfringe9.JPG manage 162 K 12 Jan 2022 - 03:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
medowlarkfringe03.JPGJPG medowlarkfringe03.JPG manage 751 K 31 Mar 2018 - 03:02 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
Topic revision: r20 - 21 Oct 2023, dougchyz
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