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■(IB) 'Calligrapher'

2005, Smith

'Calligrapher' (Marky Smith, R. 2005). Seedling #99-26A. IB, 25" (64 cm), Early, midseason and late bloom. Standards smoked red-violet (RHS 184A) fading grayer at base, interior shows white ground with burgundy vertical lines and dots and wide burgundy rim; style arms gold, red violet midribs, smoked orange crests (166C); falls chartreuse ground fading cream (160C), wide ½" border and shoulder solid smoked burgundy (darker than 184A), inner rim heavily washed and dotted (184A), short dark vertical bars across at base of beard, one thin full length midline stripe; beards orange (30C) at end, red orange (30A) in throat; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance. 'I've Got Rhythm' X seedling #97-17A: 'Rebus' x seedling #94-25E: (seedling #91-21E: ('Cupid's Cup' x 'Fairy Lore') x 'Muse' sibling)). Honorable Mention 2009, Award of Merit 2013.

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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 - 2009-12-16
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CaligrapherIB05-15-10.jpgjpg CaligrapherIB05-15-10.jpg manage 64 K 03 Apr 2010 - 19:36 BettyLouAnn Caligrapher, AIS Convention, Kansas City, Mo, May 15, 2009
Calligrapher01.jpgjpg Calligrapher01.jpg manage 47 K 16 Oct 2014 - 21:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
Calligrapher9.jpgjpg Calligrapher9.jpg manage 50 K 12 Jan 2023 - 19:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
Calligrapher_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Calligrapher_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 22 Oct 2010 - 08:06 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
Calligrapher_edit.jpgjpg Calligrapher_edit.jpg manage 51 K 16 Apr 2010 - 13:49 UnknownUser Pries photo in Epperson garden
calligraper2.jpgjpg calligraper2.jpg manage 87 K 08 Nov 2017 - 03:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
calligrapher01.jpgjpg calligrapher01.jpg manage 76 K 05 Dec 2014 - 15:32 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
calligrapher02.jpgjpg calligrapher02.jpg manage 75 K 28 Apr 2014 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
calligrapher03.JPGJPG calligrapher03.JPG manage 37 K 23 Dec 2014 - 04:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
calligrapher04.JPGJPG calligrapher04.JPG manage 29 K 23 Dec 2014 - 04:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
calligrapher05.JPGJPG calligrapher05.JPG manage 42 K 23 Dec 2014 - 04:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
calligrapher06.JPGJPG calligrapher06.JPG manage 43 K 23 Dec 2014 - 04:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
calligrapher07.jpgjpg calligrapher07.jpg manage 52 K 24 Apr 2015 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
calligrapher08.jpgjpg calligrapher08.jpg manage 51 K 30 Apr 2015 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauers Flowers
calligrapher09ib.jpgjpg calligrapher09ib.jpg manage 57 K 13 Mar 2010 - 21:43 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
calligrapher1.jpgjpg calligrapher1.jpg manage 41 K 03 May 2015 - 00:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
calligrapher9.jpgjpg calligrapher9.jpg manage 111 K 22 Mar 2023 - 02:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r26 - 22 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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