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■(IB) 'Backlit Beauty'

2010, Tasco

'Backlit Beauty' (Richard Tasco, R. 2010) Seedling #01-IB-49-01. IB, 25" (64 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards rosy spectrum violet (RHS 82B) lightly veined white, color blends out to white edges and side bottoms; style arms white, slight lilac blush near midribs; falls darker bishops violet (81A) lightening toward edges, lightly veined around beards to shoulders, bright canary yellow at top of petal; beards white base tipped tangerine in throat and middle, canary yellow at end; lightly ruffled, luminata; slight fragrance. 'Spirit World' X 'Iced Wine'. Superstition 2010. Honorable Mention 2013; Award of Merit 2016; Hans and Jacob Sass Medal 2021.

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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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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BHP_8623-X2_backlit_beauty.jpgjpg BHP_8623-X2_backlit_beauty.jpg manage 103 K 12 Feb 2016 - 08:22 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
BacklitBeauty04.JPGJPG BacklitBeauty04.JPG manage 168 K 02 Dec 2016 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BacklitBeauty3.jpgjpg BacklitBeauty3.jpg manage 44 K 16 Jul 2013 - 21:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
backlit_beauty_em.jpgjpg backlit_beauty_em.jpg manage 279 K 18 Dec 2019 - 02:25 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
backlitbeauty01.jpgjpg backlitbeauty01.jpg manage 52 K 21 Aug 2014 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
backlitbeauty02.jpgjpg backlitbeauty02.jpg manage 30 K 01 Oct 2015 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
backlitbeauty03.JPGJPG backlitbeauty03.JPG manage 150 K 06 May 2016 - 18:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
backlitbeauty1.jpgjpg backlitbeauty1.jpg manage 26 K 06 Mar 2013 - 15:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
backlitbeauty2.jpgjpg backlitbeauty2.jpg manage 60 K 21 May 2013 - 20:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
backlitbeauty3.jpgjpg backlitbeauty3.jpg manage 637 K 04 Aug 2017 - 12:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriswarehouse
backlitbeauty4.JPGJPG backlitbeauty4.JPG manage 648 K 30 Apr 2018 - 02:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
backlitbeauty5.JPGJPG backlitbeauty5.JPG manage 600 K 30 Apr 2018 - 02:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
backlitbeauty6.JPGJPG backlitbeauty6.JPG manage 673 K 30 Apr 2018 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
backlitbeauty60.JPGJPG backlitbeauty60.JPG manage 188 K 15 Dec 2021 - 13:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
backlitbeauty61.JPGJPG backlitbeauty61.JPG manage 214 K 15 Dec 2021 - 13:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
backlitbeauty62.JPGJPG backlitbeauty62.JPG manage 173 K 15 Dec 2021 - 13:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
backlitbeauty7.jpgjpg backlitbeauty7.jpg manage 111 K 06 Jul 2018 - 18:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
backlitbeauty9.jpgjpg backlitbeauty9.jpg manage 152 K 25 Oct 2022 - 21:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
backlitbeauty_ib.jpgjpg backlitbeauty_ib.jpg manage 71 K 22 Oct 2013 - 20:46 Main.Harloiris photo Delane Langton AIS Dallas 2013
backlitbeautymichael.JPGJPG backlitbeautymichael.JPG manage 158 K 05 Dec 2021 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Roller
backlitbeautymichael1.JPGJPG backlitbeautymichael1.JPG manage 139 K 05 Dec 2021 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Roller
baclitbeauty8.JPGJPG baclitbeauty8.JPG manage 115 K 26 Nov 2021 - 12:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r28 - 25 Oct 2022, TLaurin
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