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(TB) 'Winter Song'

1961, Dubes-Young

'Winter Song' (George Dubes and Robert R. Young, R. 1960) Seedling# 53-7-2. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. White self. ('Snow Flurry' x 'Blue Challenge') X 'Arctic Splendor'. Soo-Preme 1961. High Commendation 1960.

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WINTER SONG (Dubes-Young '61). A superb clear white iris, about as near perfection of form as you will ever see. We found this breathtaking last year at South Sioux City, and its performance this year in our own garden was all that we could have hoped for. Truly a great iris. Ralph and Helen Lewis, "Irises We Liked", A.I.S. Bulletin 164 (Jan. 1962): 47.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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Topic revision: r5 - 30 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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