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■(TB) 'Presence'

1987, Gatty

'Presence' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1986). Seedling #041-1. TB, 32" (81 cm)), Early midseason bloom. Mauve-toned light pink (M&P 2-CD-1) shaded (49-B-2): salmon (10-A-7). Beard shaded lilace (41-B-1) at tip; slight sweet musky fragrance. Seedling #L48-2: ('Paradise' sibling x sibling) X 'Simply Pretty'. Keppel 1987. Honorable Mention 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #264 January 1987 Introducing PRESENCE (Gatty) EM 32" ((Paradise sib x sib) X Simply Pretty). Large mauve-toned light pink with great branching and bud count. $30.00. Keith Keppel.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

  • This iris has found its niche in my garden, and is here to stay. Very hardy and tough for a pink iris in Zone 5a/b. -- LeonElliott - 2013-08-06
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PRESENCE-1.jpgjpg PRESENCE-1.jpg manage 125 K 06 Aug 2013 - 01:34 Main.LTE46951 Photo By Leon Elliott: My Garden
PRESENCE.jpgjpg PRESENCE.jpg manage 132 K 06 Aug 2013 - 01:42 Main.LTE46951 Photo By Leon Elliott: My Garden
PresenceNN.jpgjpg PresenceNN.jpg manage 38 K 09 Nov 2011 - 20:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
presence03.JPGJPG presence03.JPG manage 64 K 15 Jun 2014 - 03:36 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
presence04.JPGJPG presence04.JPG manage 80 K 15 Jun 2014 - 03:38 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
presence2.jpgjpg presence2.jpg manage 191 K 10 Feb 2020 - 21:55 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
presence3.jpgjpg presence3.jpg manage 148 K 30 Nov 2017 - 22:33 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
presence4.jpgjpg presence4.jpg manage 22 K 24 Jan 2014 - 15:18 UnknownUser Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
presence5.jpgjpg presence5.jpg manage 64 K 24 Jan 2014 - 15:17 UnknownUser Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
presence6.JPGJPG presence6.JPG manage 207 K 29 Jun 2023 - 18:49 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
presence7.JPGJPG presence7.JPG manage 155 K 16 Apr 2023 - 19:05 UnknownUser Photo taken at 1988 AIS Oklahoma Convention by Verna Laurin at the OSU Tech Garden
presence9.JPGJPG presence9.JPG manage 347 K 01 Feb 2021 - 03:05 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
présence1.JPGJPG présence1.JPG manage 274 K 13 Dec 2020 - 03:48 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
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