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■(SIB) 'Teal Velvet'

1981, McEwen

'Teal Velvet' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1981). Seedling T1 72/101(2). SIB (28 chromosome tetraploid), 33.5" (85 cm), Very early to midseason bloom. Velvety, very dark reddish purple (RHS 86A); self styles. 'Ruffled Velvet' X 'Tealwood'. Seaways Gardens 1981. Honorable Mention 1983; Award of Merit 1985.

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Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by John BrucePhoto by Seagate Irises-United KingdomPhoto by Homestead Farms NurseryPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,CanadaPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,CanadaPhoto by Tranquil Lake NurseryPhoto by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-LithuaniaPhoto by Fieldstone GardensPhoto by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-SwitzerlandPhoto by Portes Des Iris-SwitzerlandPhoto by Darius Gusas-LithuaniaPhoto by Darius Gusas-LithuaniaPhoto by Darius Gusas-LithuaniaPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto taken at 1983 AIS Boston Convention by Verna Laurin at the Waite Garden

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From AIS Bulletin #242 July 1981 Introducing TEAL VELVET (T172/101(2))-Tetraploid, 34", VE-M. A 5" rich reddish purple self (RHS 86A) distinguished by its extremely early bloom and velvety texture. Only 2 buds but successive stalks give ample bloom. Fertile only with tetraploids. Ruffled Velvet X Tealwood colchicine treated. $30.00. Currier McEwen.
 

Cultivation

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-16
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
2009_SIB_TealVelvet.jpgjpg 2009_SIB_TealVelvet.jpg manage 31 K 13 Jun 2010 - 04:14 Main.wilsonjh Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
TealVelvet01.JPGJPG TealVelvet01.JPG manage 210 K 12 Jan 2017 - 04:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Homestead Farms Nursery
TealVelvet03.jpgjpg TealVelvet03.jpg manage 220 K 29 Jan 2017 - 04:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
TealVelvet1.jpgjpg TealVelvet1.jpg manage 25 K 15 Jun 2016 - 20:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
TealVelvet3.jpgjpg TealVelvet3.jpg manage 10 K 28 Jul 2013 - 18:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Fieldstone Gardens
Teal_Velvet.jpgjpg Teal_Velvet.jpg manage 47 K 16 Jan 2010 - 01:17 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
tealvelvet01.jpgjpg tealvelvet01.jpg manage 26 K 11 Sep 2014 - 20:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
tealvelvet02.JPGJPG tealvelvet02.JPG manage 78 K 19 Jun 2014 - 16:21 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
tealvelvet03.jpgjpg tealvelvet03.jpg manage 77 K 14 Jul 2014 - 20:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
tealvelvet04.jpgjpg tealvelvet04.jpg manage 236 K 20 Jun 2018 - 22:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
tealvelvet2.jpgjpg tealvelvet2.jpg manage 47 K 10 Nov 2017 - 14:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
tealvelvet3.jpgjpg tealvelvet3.jpg manage 672 K 17 Aug 2017 - 03:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
tealvelvet4.jpegjpeg tealvelvet4.jpeg manage 17 K 21 Sep 2013 - 18:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Portes Des Iris-Switzerland
tealvelvet5.JPGJPG tealvelvet5.JPG manage 66 K 27 Feb 2014 - 17:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
tealvelvet6.JPGJPG tealvelvet6.JPG manage 62 K 27 Feb 2014 - 17:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
tealvelvet7.JPGJPG tealvelvet7.JPG manage 64 K 27 Feb 2014 - 17:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
tealvelvet8.jpgjpg tealvelvet8.jpg manage 231 K 03 Mar 2014 - 20:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
tealvelvet9.JPGJPG tealvelvet9.JPG manage 183 K 12 Apr 2023 - 15:18 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1983 AIS Boston Convention by Verna Laurin at the Waite Garden
Topic revision: r30 - 12 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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