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■(BB) 'Calico Kid'

1993, Ensminger

'Calico Kid' (Allan Ensminger, R. 1992). Seedling #85-19. BB, 18" (46 cm). Late midseason bloom. Venetian pink (HCC 420/3) striped bishops violet (34/1); beards red. 'Happy Song' X seedling #81-56: (seedling #78-21: (('Little Mark' x seedling #73-47) x seedling #76-14, variegated seedling) x seedling #77-54: (seedling #75-18: ((seedling #64-12 x 'Stepping Out') x ('Faydy Girl' x sibling) x 'Rancho Rose')). Varigay 1993. Honorable Mention 1995, Award of Merit 1997. Novelty Iris

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Photo taken on 29th April 2017 in Piedmont, ItalyPhoto by Iris en Provence, France (2017)photo by Mike GreenfieldcalicokidPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPicture by Snowpeak Iris©2005 Laurie FrazerPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany


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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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BB_Calico_Kid.JPGJPG BB_Calico_Kid.JPG manage 164 K 30 Dec 2020 - 18:05 ElenaPerelli Photo taken on 29th April 2017 in Piedmont, Italy
CALICOKID9.jpgjpg CALICOKID9.jpg manage 216 K 30 Mar 2021 - 11:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Calico_Kid.jpgjpg Calico_Kid.jpg manage 40 K 06 Feb 2010 - 16:50 Main.htb photo by Mike Greenfield
calico-kid_Hyeres.jpgjpg calico-kid_Hyeres.jpg manage 148 K 24 May 2017 - 07:43 AlainFranco Photo by Iris en Provence, France (2017)
calicokid.jpgjpg calicokid.jpg manage 59 K 07 Jan 2010 - 16:48 Main.avmoran  
calicokid03.JPGJPG calicokid03.JPG manage 92 K 26 Jun 2014 - 03:01 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
calicokid09bb.jpgjpg calicokid09bb.jpg manage 70 K 13 Mar 2010 - 21:42 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
calicokid13.JPGJPG calicokid13.JPG manage 66 K 03 Feb 2012 - 23:12 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
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