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■(LA) 'Watermelon Wizard'

2011, Nichols

'Watermelon Wizard' ( Hooker Nichols, R. 2011) Seedling LA 05-70. LA, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards and falls salmon-raspberry blend, darker veining and lines throughout; signals small gold line. 'Heather Pryor' X 'Guessing Game'. Hillcrest 2011. Honorable Mention 2016, Award of Merit 2018; Franklin Cook Cup 2018; Favorite Guest 2018; Mary Swords Debaillon Medal 2022.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07 Of the three specimens of "Jerry's Boutonnier" that I have, and my observations of several more plants in various locations (TN, TX, ILL), "Jerry's Boutonniere" does not have PBF.

The leaves are narrow (1.3 cm -1.7 cm) even at the base. Looking similar to a SIB.

Bloom time in Knoxville, TN in 2024 is expected to be around 2024/05/18-21. Previous bloom was observed (full open) on 2023/11/12 indicating that this plant is, perhaps, a rebloomer.

This being the first time blooming for this iris on non-mature clumps, only two terminal buds were observed on the "zig-zag" stalk in 2023. No branching was observed. The bloom stalk in 2024 does not exhibit the "zig-zag" form but does appear to have a branch forming. Maximum number of buds observed on a stalk has been three (3). -- WikiGuest - 08 May 2024
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WatermelonWizard01.jpgjpg WatermelonWizard01.jpg manage 64 K 13 Apr 2015 - 01:36 UnknownUser Photo by J. Morris
WatermelonWizard03.JPGJPG WatermelonWizard03.JPG manage 210 K 09 Feb 2018 - 03:05 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
WatermelonWizard04.JPGJPG WatermelonWizard04.JPG manage 234 K 09 Feb 2018 - 03:05 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
la_watermelonwizard1.jpgjpg la_watermelonwizard1.jpg manage 71 K 10 Nov 2013 - 03:58 Main.Harloiris photo Delane Langton, AIS Dallas 2013
la_watermelonwizard2.jpgjpg la_watermelonwizard2.jpg manage 71 K 10 Nov 2013 - 03:59 Main.Harloiris photo Delane Langton, AIS Dallas 2013
watermelonwizard2.JPGJPG watermelonwizard2.JPG manage 96 K 07 Jan 2014 - 17:28 UnknownUser Photo by K.Brewitt 2013 Dallas Convention
watermelonwizard9.JPGJPG watermelonwizard9.JPG manage 260 K 14 May 2022 - 14:26 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Iris Garden
Topic revision: r18 - 08 May 2024, WikiGuest
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