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(BB) 'Wizard'

1965, Ghio

'Wizard' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1965). Seedling #61-89Y. BB, 24" (61 cm), Very late bloom. Standards light yellow-green; falls medium yellow-green; self beard. ((('Char-Maize' x ('Tiffanja' x 'Blue Shimmer')) x (('Green Pastures x "Hilda" ('Tiffanja' x 'Mulberry Rose'))) X 'Blarney Stone'. Old Brook, Bay View 1966. Honorable Mention 1967.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog, 1966: WIZARD (Ghio '66) VL. 24" A border bearded iris which will vie with any iris for the greenest title. WIZARD is the result of four generations of deliberate breeding in an effort to obtain an outstanding clean green iris. It is a yellow-green self; the standards are a shade lighter than the falls. The entire blossom is sprinkled with gold dust which gives WIZARD an unusual sparkle and brilliance as if it were touched by a wizard's sorcery. A self beard tops off this uniquely different iris. Well branched with a low growing "Tulare" type rhizomes. No.61-89Y: (((Char-Maize x (Tiffanja x Blue Shimmer)) x ((Green Pastures x Hilda: (Tiffania x Mulberry Rose))) X Blarney Stone: (Spanish Peaks x Vatican Purple) x ((Mexico x Sultan's Robe) x Savage)). $20.00


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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Topic revision: r10 - 03 Jul 2021, Harloiris
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