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■(TB) 'Raspberry Ripples'

1969, Niswonger

'Raspberry Ripples' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1967). Seedling# 4-66. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-RVlD, Deep rose-purple self. ('Pink Fulfillment' x 'Orchid Jewel') X 'Rippling Waters'. Cape Iris, Top O' The Ridge 1969. High Commendation 1968; Honorable Mention 1970; President's Cup 1971; Walther Cup 1971; Award of Merit 1972.

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From AIS Bulletin #191, April 1969 Introducing RASPBERRY RIPPLES Seedling 4-66. (Pink Fullfillment x Orchid Jewel) X Rippling Waters. RVID, Midseason bloomer, 36 inches. HC 1968. Fertile both ways. When I first saw this seedling, it was a two year clump with five bloom stalks and each stalk had three or four blooms open. My first reaction was, 'I'm going to introduce it!" It should make a good exhibition variety with its candelabra branching. The color is a deep mulberry rose set off with a red beard. I feel it will be a good addition to this color class. It is a good increaser, resistant to leaf spot, has a deep green foliage and makes a beautiful, well-proportioned plant. It is semiflared with some lace and good substance. It is proving to be a good parent. In faulting it, the hafts could be a little cleaner, but this isn't noticable six feet away and because of the shortage in this class is a negligible fault. See it at the Milwaukee· AIS Convention in the Blodgett, Miller, Reinhardt, Troka and Botanical Gardens. $25.00. Cape Iris Gardens.
From Alan Harper’s Top O’ The Ridge catalog, 1971: RASPBERRY RIPPLES (Niswonger 1969) TB 36" M. (PINK FULFILLMENT X ORCHID JEWEL) X RIPPLING WATERS HC '68, HM '70. Deep mulberry rose with striking red beard. Semi-flared with some lace and fine substance. Fine plant proportion with four way branching. Best in its color class, this could go all the way. $15.00
RASPBERRY RIPPLES continues to win awards on the basis of its rosy purple coloring, good branching, and abundant increase. The flowers are not as large as some, and there are some haft markings which might be considered offensive, even though they are not conspicuous. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 12.]
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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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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-21
  • At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, there was a small clump of TB 'Raspberry Ripples', that looks like it may have been thinned out in 2016. Only one rhizome bloomed approximately June 1-7, in 2017. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 24 Sep 2017
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raspberryripples2.jpgjpg raspberryripples2.jpg manage 175 K 19 Jun 2017 - 15:24 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
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Topic revision: r38 - 21 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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