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■(BB) 'Aegean Waltz'

1987, Nichols

'Aegean Waltz' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1984). Seedling #8131A. BB, 26" (66 cm), Early to late bloom. Standards purple, some white flecks and white base; falls intense grape, white center suffused toward edge, purple line down center; purple beard tipped orange; ruffled; sweet fragrance. 'Victory Pledge' X 'Aegean Star'. Hillcrest Iris 1987. High Commendation 1983, High Commendation 1984, High Commendation 1986; Honorable Mention 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #264 January 1987 Introducing AEGEAN WALTZ (H. Nichols '87) BB, 26", E-L. At long last, this beautiful iris is offered to all who have inquired about it. Ruffled standards are purple with some white flecks in the center and a white base. The intensely ruffled falls are grape with a white center suffused toward the edge and a solid purple line down the center. Purple beards are tipped orange. Fertile both ways. 7-8 buds. Victory Pledge X Aegean Star. HCs 1984, 1985, 1986. $25.00. Hillcrest Iris Gardens.


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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aegeanwaltz02.JPGJPG aegeanwaltz02.JPG manage 92 K 23 Jun 2014 - 18:43 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
aegeanwaltz03.JPGJPG aegeanwaltz03.JPG manage 73 K 23 Jun 2014 - 18:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
aegeanwaltz0316.JPGJPG aegeanwaltz0316.JPG manage 22 K 18 Jul 2016 - 19:25 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
aegeanwaltz9.JPGJPG aegeanwaltz9.JPG manage 147 K 14 Apr 2023 - 20:49 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1986 AIS San Jose Convention by Verna Laurin at the Dabel Garden
Topic revision: r14 - 15 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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