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■ (TB) 'Native Dancer'

1954, Fay

'Native Dancer' (Orville Fay, R. 1953) Seedling# 51-32. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom . Flamingo-pink self, tangerine beard. Fay pink seedling# 48-41: (seedling# 46-1, pink from 'Pink Cameo' x 'I. pallida' x 'New Horizon') x 'Mary Randall'. Fay 1954. Honorable Mention 1955; Judges' Choice 1956; Award of Merit 1957.

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Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Mike Unser at Bluebird Haven Iris Gardenphoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Fay catalog, 1956: Native Dancer $1500 (1954) No. 51-32--48-41 X Mary Randall. No. 48-41 is Peach Pink Seedling, Second Generation from Pink Cameo X I. Palllda. This peach pink flower with tangerine beard is carried on a strong well-branched 38-inch stem. A main bloom stem produces 12 flowers. The flowers are large, of good substance, wide clean haft, semi-flaring falls, and closed standards. The plant is large, vigorous, winter hardy, and has blue-green foliage. A medium increaser. H. M. 1955.


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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Native_Dancer.jpgjpg Native_Dancer.jpg manage 15 K 17 Dec 2010 - 14:00 BobPries Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
nativedancer-0.JPGJPG nativedancer-0.JPG manage 96 K 07 Dec 2021 - 04:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser at Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
nativedancer-jb.jpgjpg nativedancer-jb.jpg manage 20 K 22 Feb 2013 - 02:37 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
nativedancer9.JPGJPG nativedancer9.JPG manage 84 K 25 Aug 2021 - 14:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r21 - 03 Apr 2022, EdenSprings
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