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■(SIB) 'Showdown'

1976, Varner

'Showdown' (Steve Varner, R. 1975) Seedling 197. SIB, 25" (64 cm), Midseason bloom. Red grape, wide white signal veined aqua-purple; ruffled aqua-purple styles. Sensenbach seedling #6 X 'Illini Encore'. Illini Iris 1976. Honorable Mention 1977.

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From AIS Bulletin #222 July 1976 Introducing SHOWDOWN: Sdlg. 197, M, 25", (Sensenbach 6 X Illini Encore). A red-violet self I call "grape red" with wide, white signal veined aqua-purple. Set off with wide, ruffled aqua-purple styles. Three branches. HC award. Net $25.00. Illini Iris.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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Showdown01.jpgjpg Showdown01.jpg manage 112 K 30 May 2014 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
showdown02.jpgjpg showdown02.jpg manage 171 K 18 Nov 2015 - 23:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
showdown0216.jpgjpg showdown0216.jpg manage 17 K 08 Sep 2016 - 15:37 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
showdown1.JPGJPG showdown1.JPG manage 483 K 17 Sep 2016 - 19:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
showdown9.JPGJPG showdown9.JPG manage 208 K 17 Apr 2023 - 12:26 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1981 AIS St. Louis Convention by Verna Laurin
Topic revision: r12 - 17 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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