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■(IB) 'Witty'

2012, Black

'Witty' (Paul Black, R. 2011) Seedling #Q58D. IB. 26" (66 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards butter yellow center with mid tan plicata veins, dots and rib, wide saddle tan band; style arms gold crest and ridge, ecru edges; falls mid yellow, hafts heavily sanded and veined mid chestnut, 3/4" tan band around lower 2/3, variable application of tan dotted plicata veins inside band and line from beard about halfway down; beards based white, tipped old gold; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Blackberry Tease' X seedling #O292: (seedling #L223B: ('Brash' x 'Pink Frosting') x seedling #M254C: (seedling #J402B: (seedling #F252BB: ('Tweety Bird' x 'Oregold') x seedling #F227BB: ('Shy Violet' x 'Sigh')) x 'Amusing')). Mid America 2012. Honorable Mention 2015, Award of Merit 2018.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2012: WITTY (Black ‘12) IB Early-Midseason 26” (66cm). Classic form and bright, healthy clumps filled with bloom. $24.00.
Hybridizer's Comment: Cream standards with wide mid brownish tan plicata bands. Bright yellow falls with brown plicata marked hafts blending to mid tan plicata bands. Classic form and bright, healthy clumps filled with bloom.


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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BHP_6200-X2_witty.jpgjpg BHP_6200-X2_witty.jpg manage 90 K 10 May 2016 - 23:34 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
WITTY01.jpgjpg WITTY01.jpg manage 909 K 23 Dec 2015 - 20:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
WITTY02.jpgjpg WITTY02.jpg manage 764 K 23 Dec 2015 - 20:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
WittyABIG.JPGJPG WittyABIG.JPG manage 80 K 24 Dec 2013 - 13:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by K Brewitt 2013 Dallas Convention
Witty_IB_Black_32.jpgjpg Witty_IB_Black_32.jpg manage 71 K 23 Nov 2012 - 12:27 Main.Laymont+ by Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USA
Witty_Paul_IB_Black_2012.jpgjpg Witty_Paul_IB_Black_2012.jpg manage 71 K 19 Sep 2014 - 01:25 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
witty01.JPGJPG witty01.JPG manage 56 K 07 Sep 2014 - 14:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
witty02.JPGJPG witty02.JPG manage 53 K 07 Sep 2014 - 14:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
witty03.JPGJPG witty03.JPG manage 49 K 07 Sep 2014 - 14:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
witty04.jpgjpg witty04.jpg manage 62 K 30 Apr 2015 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauers Flowers
witty05.jpgjpg witty05.jpg manage 38 K 01 Oct 2015 - 02:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
witty06.JPGJPG witty06.JPG manage 57 K 14 May 2017 - 22:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
witty1.JPGJPG witty1.JPG manage 154 K 06 May 2016 - 19:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
witty2.JPGJPG witty2.JPG manage 315 K 16 Dec 2017 - 19:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the 2017 MIS Convention
witty3.JPGJPG witty3.JPG manage 83 K 07 Jan 2014 - 17:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by K.Brewitt 2013 Dallas Convention
witty4.JPGJPG witty4.JPG manage 301 K 29 Jun 2016 - 22:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
witty5.JPGJPG witty5.JPG manage 389 K 29 Jun 2016 - 22:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
witty6.JPGJPG witty6.JPG manage 305 K 29 Jun 2016 - 22:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
witty9.JPGJPG witty9.JPG manage 222 K 12 Feb 2024 - 16:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
wittymichael.JPGJPG wittymichael.JPG manage 176 K 06 Dec 2021 - 02:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Roller
wittymichael1.JPGJPG wittymichael1.JPG manage 133 K 06 Dec 2021 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Roller
wittymichael10.JPGJPG wittymichael10.JPG manage 141 K 06 Dec 2021 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Roller
Topic revision: r28 - 12 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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