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■(TB) 'Patti Page'

1970, Varner

'Patti Page' (Steve Varner, R. 1970). Seedling #731. TB, 35" (89 cm), Early midseason bloom. White with overlay of yellow-chartreuse-tangerine on hafts with yellow further out from tangerine-red beard. Seedling #296 yellow: (seedling 31 x 'Illini Gold') X 'Miss Illini'. Illini Iris 1971. Honorable Mention 1972.

Note: In 1979 Iris Checklist, introduction year for this iris was incorrected listed as 1977. Correction noted in 2023 R&I.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing PATTI PAGE (Varner '71) $25.00. (296 = (31 x Illini Gold) X Miss Illini. TB. 35". EM. W/W9Yro. S white. F white. Hafts not veined but have overlay of yellow-chartreuse-tangerine, with the yellow farthest from the tangerine red beard. This gay, distinctive white seems a natural to be named for the famous singer whose grandfather and Steve's were twins. The sturdy, well-branched stalk displays model blooms with substance and personality. 18 votes for HC. Illini Iris.


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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