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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Robert Wayman
Year Of Registration: 1930
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1930
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Yellow
Flower Patterns: Self

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Posted by scvirginia (Charleston, SC - Zone 8b) on Apr 10, 2021 9:38 PM

From Robert Wayman's 1930/31 catalog, page 3:
GOLDILOCKS. In searching for a name that would be descriptive and appropriate for this most charming variety I could think of nothing more suitable than the golden-haired Miss whose name I have appropriated for the purpose. It is one of the most fragrant of all Irises. The standards, falls and styles are of a uniform soft yellow, of unusual tone, with a lustrous silky sheen and the smoothest texture imaginable. It is much more stylish looking than any other yellow Iris I have ever seen, and is a very large flower of perfect form, nicely branched on 36-inch stems, the flowers being beautifully poised, and nicely placed. It also has the advantage of being very early, coming about a week to ten days ahead of the regular season, and I believe that choice varieties, blooming either ahead of the regular season or after the season, are of special value in prolonging the Iris season. It is a rugged hardy grower, which is something that cannot be said of many of the yellows, and is a champion propagator. It is most handsome as an individual or exhibition flower and makes a wonderful garden clump, attracting attention from all parts of the garden. It is entirely unlike any other yellow Iris I have ever seen and seems to have every good quality to recommend it. My only reason for listing this variety this season is that so many Iris Specialists visiting my gardens last year were anxious to buy it. I cannot, however, make delivery of the plants until after flowering season 1931, and I am offering it now for delivery at that time at.... $50.00 each

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