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■(TB) 'Pretty Quadroon'

1948, Kleinsorge

'Pretty Quadroon' (Rudolph E. Kleinsorge, R. 1948) TB 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4M. ('Mexico' x 'Tobacco Road'). Honorable Mention 1948, Award of Merit 1950.

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From Cooley's Gardens catalog 1948: Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with a hint of lavender and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless form--wide hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The beard is brown. It is a color most difficult to describe but it has much more life and attraction than these coppery tans usually provide. The one seed pod from whence it came produced at least six of these interesting blends and we selected this and VOODOO as the best and most novel in color.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: PRETTY QUADROON (Kieinsorge 1948) Ea. 2.00. Among the latest advances in the wonderful new brown tones is this smooth, metallic, light copper iris of faultless form, with broad, flaring, neatly ruffled falls and welldomed standards. Nothing short of sensational. Late midseason. 35 inches. HM 1948, AM 1950.


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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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PrettyQuadroon02.JPEGJPEG PrettyQuadroon02.JPEG manage 12 K 10 May 2014 - 14:22 Main.TLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
pretty-quadroon1-18.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon1-18.jpg manage 122 K 05 Aug 2018 - 22:52 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon1-20.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon1-20.jpg manage 187 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:28 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon2-07.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon2-07.jpg manage 65 K 15 Nov 2009 - 19:43 Main.mikeu Pretty Quadroon by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon2-20.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon2-20.jpg manage 324 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:28 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon3-18.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon3-18.jpg manage 124 K 05 Aug 2018 - 22:52 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon3-20.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon3-20.jpg manage 154 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:27 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon4-07.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon4-07.jpg manage 53 K 15 Nov 2009 - 19:44 Main.mikeu Pretty Quadroon by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon4-18.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon4-18.jpg manage 109 K 05 Aug 2018 - 22:52 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon4-20.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon4-20.jpg manage 170 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:29 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon5-07.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon5-07.jpg manage 51 K 15 Nov 2009 - 19:44 Main.mikeu Pretty Quadroon by Mike Unser
pretty-quadroon5-18.jpgjpg pretty-quadroon5-18.jpg manage 112 K 05 Aug 2018 - 22:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
prettyquadron3.JPGJPG prettyquadron3.JPG manage 436 K 15 Feb 2021 - 03:33 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
prettyqudron1.JPGJPG prettyqudron1.JPG manage 82 K 12 Apr 2020 - 18:29 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1959 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
prettyqudron2.JPGJPG prettyqudron2.JPG manage 409 K 20 Jan 2021 - 14:22 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 18 Nov 2022, dougchyz
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