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■(TB) 'Royal Ruby'

1958, Goodman

'Royal Ruby' (Richard Goodman, R. 1957). Seedling# 207813. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-R1, Medium to dark red self. 'Red Hussar' X 'Savage'. Goodman 1958.

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From AIS Bulletin #149, April 1958. ROYAL RUBY-(Red Hussar X Savage) No. 207813. This is a rich medium to dark red self; oxblood red according to R.H.S. charts. I have seen many of the new reds, but believe this is nearer to being a true red than any other. It has neither the copper influence of Red Hussar nor the bluish red of Savage. The flowers are very large with flaring falls, which are beautifully waved at the edges with closed standards. Hafts are very wide being 3" across and without markings. Stalks average 36" and are thick and strong at the base with three branches perfectly spaced. Judges who have seen it speak of it as an outstanding iris. A few for sale at $35.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1965: ROYAL RUBY (Goodman '58) M-36". A superb Winter Re-Bioomer-in fact, this may well be the best red in commerce, and as such will be sought even in cold climates, where its spring bloom may surpass all competing Tall Bearded reds. A strong contender for the truest red of all--a very brilliant Oxblood red that has neither the copper influence of some, nor the purplish tint of many others. Flowers very large, falls flaring, with clean 3" hafts. Perfectly branched. A dandy. Red Hussar X Savage. Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $4.50; on $25 order $4.25.


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
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RoyalRuby11.JPGJPG RoyalRuby11.JPG manage 85 K 30 Aug 2021 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RoyalRuby12BHI.JPGJPG RoyalRuby12BHI.JPG manage 78 K 01 May 2012 - 19:12 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RoyalRubyBHI.JPGJPG RoyalRubyBHI.JPG manage 147 K 21 Nov 2011 - 23:31 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
royal_ruby_fl.jpgjpg royal_ruby_fl.jpg manage 71 K 12 Aug 2012 - 14:57 IrisP  
royalruby01.JPGJPG royalruby01.JPG manage 812 K 08 Apr 2018 - 12:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cathy Egerer
Topic revision: r12 - 30 Nov 2021, Harloiris
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