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■(BB) 'Always Lovely'

2010, Black

'Always Lovely' (Paul Black, R. 2010) Seedling O210C. BB, 26" (66 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards medium pink blending to near white margin; style arms medium pink; falls white, haft veined peach, greenish texture veins; beards coral pink. 'Bundle Of Love' X seedling M93A: ('Cool Confidence' x 'Cameo Appearance'). Mid-America 2010. Honorable Mention 2013.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2010: ALWAYS LOVELY (Black ‘10). Midseason-Late 26” (66cm). Soft pink standards blend paler to edges. Chalky white falls have peach veins alongside shrimp pink beards. Perfectly proportioned. Spectacular clumps are filled with show stalks having 3 branches and 8-10 buds. Sdlg. O210C: Bundle of Love X (Cool Confidence x Cameo Appearance). $35.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ALWAYS_LOVELY.jpgjpg ALWAYS_LOVELY.jpg manage 57 K 01 Feb 2010 - 17:07 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
ALWAYS_LOVELY1.JPGJPG ALWAYS_LOVELY1.JPG manage 263 K 20 Feb 2022 - 15:31 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
AlwaysLovely9.jpgjpg AlwaysLovely9.jpg manage 43 K 12 Jan 2023 - 15:51 UnknownUser Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
AlwaysLovely_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg AlwaysLovely_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 74 K 06 Sep 2011 - 03:44 Main.janlauritzen Taken at Mystic Lake Gardens, Nuevo, Ca - site of AIS 2012 Convention
AlwaysLovely_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg AlwaysLovely_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 64 K 06 Sep 2011 - 03:44 Main.janlauritzen Taken at Mystic Lake Gardens, Nuevo, Ca - site of AIS 2012 Convention
AlwaysLovely_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpgjpg AlwaysLovely_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpg manage 72 K 06 Sep 2011 - 03:45 Main.janlauritzen Taken at Mystic Lake Gardens, Nuevo, Ca - site of AIS 2012 Convention
alwayslovely01.JPGJPG alwayslovely01.JPG manage 44 K 25 Aug 2014 - 03:12 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham
alwayslovely02.jpgjpg alwayslovely02.jpg manage 37 K 16 Nov 2015 - 03:49 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
alwayslovely03.JPGJPG alwayslovely03.JPG manage 486 K 27 Apr 2018 - 00:15 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r23 - 11 Jun 2024, Af83
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