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■(IB) 'Cold Hands Warm Heart'

2017, Swann-Young

'Cold Hands Warm Heart' (Mary Lou Swann-Young, R. 2014) Seedling #10-508 ARE BMXFB. IB, 18"-20" (46-51 cm). Early to late bloom and rebloom. Standards white; style arms same, base yellow; falls white, light yellow at hafts; beards tangerine, outer half medium blue. 'Bonus Mama' X 'Forever Blue'. Salmon Creek 2017. Honorable Mention 2019.

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From Aitken’s catalog, 2017: COLD HANDS WARM HEART (IB) (Swann-Young '17) IB 18”-20” (46-51 cm) EML + RE; 4 or 5 buds. Aggressive rebloom in late fall. Warm white self. Style arms are white with light yellow at the haft. Beards are mid-blue with yellow in the throat. Closed standards and wide flared falls. Vigorous grower with tidy plant habits. Sdlg. #10-508a (Bonus Mama x Forever Blue). SKU: 17IB104. $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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
coldhands01.jpgjpg coldhands01.jpg manage 95 K 07 Mar 2017 - 03:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
coldhands1.JPGJPG coldhands1.JPG manage 385 K 15 May 2019 - 22:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California
coldhandswarmheart01.jpgjpg coldhandswarmheart01.jpg manage 121 K 27 May 2020 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
coldhandswarmheart1.jpgjpg coldhandswarmheart1.jpg manage 124 K 11 Dec 2019 - 16:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
coldhandswarmheart2.jpgjpg coldhandswarmheart2.jpg manage 163 K 16 Dec 2019 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
coldhandswarmheart3.jpgjpg coldhandswarmheart3.jpg manage 175 K 15 Jan 2020 - 13:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
coldhandswarmheart9.jpgjpg coldhandswarmheart9.jpg manage 54 K 17 Mar 2021 - 13:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
Topic revision: r15 - 11 Aug 2022, dougchyz
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