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■(IB) 'Presto Change-O'

2009, Black

'Presto Change-O' (Paul Black, R. 2009). Seedling #N263A. IB, 25" (64 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white, center plicata sanded/dotted dark inky-blue to solidly washed band stitched darker, dark blue midrib; style arms dark inky-blue; falls white, greenish texture veins, dark violet-blue plicata haft, minimal medium blue dotting/stitching around edge, short dark blue veins beside beard, and thin center line . way down from beard; beards white tipped greyed yellow; ruffled. 'Chart' X 'Progressive Attitude'. Mid-America 2009.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2009: PRESTO CHANGE-O (Black 09) IB Midseason 25” (63cm). Horizontally flared cold white falls have sparse violet blue plicata rims and darker hafts and thin line descending from beards. Presto Change-o and you have white standards completely sanded, dotted and stitched dark violet blue and darker midribs. Alluring styles are heavily saturated, dark, inky violet blue. Refined stalks have 2 branches and 4-5 buds. Bold, clean and impressive. Sdlg. N263A: Chart X Progressive Attitude. $22.50.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_8499-X2_presto_change-o.jpgjpg BHP_8499-X2_presto_change-o.jpg manage 194 K 17 Feb 2016 - 01:18 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
MPrestoChangooblkp.JPGJPG MPrestoChangooblkp.JPG manage 68 K 29 Jun 2012 - 19:39 KentPfeiffer Taken at Mid-America Garden on May 20, 2011
PrestoChangeO01.JPGJPG PrestoChangeO01.JPG manage 171 K 01 Sep 2016 - 20:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
PrestoChangeO02.JPGJPG PrestoChangeO02.JPG manage 163 K 06 Apr 2018 - 12:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
PrestoChangeO9.jpgjpg PrestoChangeO9.jpg manage 46 K 13 Jan 2023 - 22:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
PrestoChangeo03.jpgjpg PrestoChangeo03.jpg manage 135 K 01 Apr 2020 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Presto_Change-o_IB_Black_09.JPGJPG Presto_Change-o_IB_Black_09.JPG manage 66 K 25 Jan 2010 - 18:55 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Presto_Change-o_IB_Black_0916.JPGJPG Presto_Change-o_IB_Black_0916.JPG manage 38 K 02 Sep 2016 - 14:23 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
prestochangeo9.jpgjpg prestochangeo9.jpg manage 170 K 27 Mar 2023 - 12:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r22 - 30 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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