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■(TB) 'Princess'

1972, Gatty

'Princess' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1971). Seedling #28-C, TB, 36" (91 cm), Late bloom. Standards pale pink (M&P 9-!-2); falls pinkish cream (9-B-1), shading to color of standards; tangerine-orange beard tipped white. 'Ruffled Valentine' x Rippling Waters'. Keppel 1972. High Commendation 1971; Honorable Mention 1973.

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Taken in Doris RebertPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Paul BlackPhoto scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collectionPhoto by Verna Laurin -1974 AIS Convention-Folkes GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing PRINCESS (Gatty) L 36" Ruffled Valentine X Rippling Waters. Royalty in pastel pink, paling to pinkish cream in the falls. Tangerine orange beard tipped white. All petal parts waved, frilled, and edged with fine lace. Three branches plus terminal, seven buds. Delicate looking, but with plenty of substance to stand up to the late-season heat. HC '71. $25.00. 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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_6541.jpgjpg IMG_6541.jpg manage 58 K 17 Feb 2017 - 18:30 DavidPotembski Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2015, Westminster, MD
Princess01.JPGJPG Princess01.JPG manage 52 K 04 Dec 2014 - 12:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PrincessBHI.JPGJPG PrincessBHI.JPG manage 51 K 20 Nov 2011 - 22:14 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
princess01.jpgjpg princess01.jpg manage 201 K 22 Aug 2016 - 01:25 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
princess03.jpgjpg princess03.jpg manage 66 K 25 Mar 2015 - 21:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black
princess1.JPGJPG princess1.JPG manage 799 K 29 Dec 2016 - 02:27 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
princess9.JPGJPG princess9.JPG manage 241 K 06 Mar 2023 - 15:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin -1974 AIS Convention-Folkes Garden
Topic revision: r20 - 20 Oct 2023, DougChyz
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