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■(SPX) 'Holden's Child'

1991, Tiffney

'Holden's Child' (Sarah Tiffney, R. 1988). Wide apogon hybrid, height 27" (69 cm), Midseason bloom. Dark red purple (RHS 83A/B) with flanges on hafts; solid stalk. 'Holden Clough' X self. Pope's perennials 1991. Honorable Mention 1994; Award of Merit 1996, Randolph-Perry Medal 2001.

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From AIS Bulletin #280 January 1991 Introducing HOLDEN'S CHILD: (Holden Clough x self), 28", M-L A wide apogon hybrid that maks the most vigorous clump of leaves in my garden. The redpurple flowers are held above the foliage on multi-branched stalks. After blooming, the lush foliage is a welcome addition to the perennial garden. Its parent, Holden Clough, is now presumed to be a cross of I. Pseudacorus and I. Foetidissima. $25. Seaways Gardens/Pope's Perennials.
From Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm catalog 2018: Holden's Child (Tiffney '88) 36" Second generation away from a wide cross involving Iris pseudacorus and an unknown gives a robust plant that is not invasive with seed. The dark red violet falls are topped with soft amethyst violet standards. Full sun with a loose rich moist soil, deciduous, very vigorous. Light chartreuse foliage-Blooms May. $10.00.

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EG-HOLDENS_CHILD_TIFFNEY_H-C_SDLG.jpgjpg EG-HOLDENS_CHILD_TIFFNEY_H-C_SDLG.jpg manage 53 K 16 Sep 2010 - 21:10 UnknownUser Lorena Reid photo
HoldensCh.jpgjpg HoldensCh.jpg manage 37 K 09 Jan 2011 - 01:45 Main.shanatse Holdens Child
HoldensChild01.jpgjpg HoldensChild01.jpg manage 84 K 02 Feb 2017 - 15:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
HoldensChild02.jpgjpg HoldensChild02.jpg manage 185 K 02 Feb 2017 - 15:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
HoldensChild4.jpgjpg HoldensChild4.jpg manage 53 K 27 Jul 2013 - 20:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
HoldensChild5.JPGJPG HoldensChild5.JPG manage 29 K 27 Sep 2013 - 12:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wildwood Gardens
HoldensChildML.jpgjpg HoldensChildML.jpg manage 51 K 04 Jul 2015 - 14:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mikey Lango taken at Mt. Pleasant Farm
Holdens_Child.jpgjpg Holdens_Child.jpg manage 35 K 20 Sep 2010 - 18:33 UnknownUser  
IMG_7292-X2_holdens_child.jpgjpg IMG_7292-X2_holdens_child.jpg manage 235 K 19 Feb 2016 - 21:27 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
holdenschild01.jpgjpg holdenschild01.jpg manage 262 K 10 Oct 2017 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Garden Feel Good-Russia
holdenschild09.jpegjpeg holdenschild09.jpeg manage 84 K 19 Feb 2020 - 21:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Carla Lankow slide collection
holdenschild1.jpgjpg holdenschild1.jpg manage 47 K 13 Mar 2017 - 11:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andi Rivarola
holdenschild9.jpgjpg holdenschild9.jpg manage 230 K 23 Nov 2021 - 23:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
Topic revision: r27 - 04 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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