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■(TB) 'Affaire'

1993/94, Blyth

'Affaire' (Barry Blyth, R. 1992). Seedling Y3-1. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards lavender to blue grey; Falls greenish mustard, slight tan overlay; beards mustard yellow. (('Alpine Journey' x 'Beachgirl') x ('Beachgirl' x (('Tranquil Star' x 'Coral Strand') x ('Persian Smoke' x 'Chimbolam')))) X 'Behold A Lady'. Tempo Two 1993/94.

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From Tempo Two catalog, 1993: AFFAIRE (Blyth 93 Aust) EM 36". A new colour combination much admired as a seedling and causing a lot of comment with Iris breeders. Standards are lavender to blue grey; falls are greenish mustard with a slight tan overlay. Beards are mustard. Large full ruffled blooms on well branched stems. Easy grower and a lot of breeding potential. ((Alpine Journey x Beachgirl x (Beachgirl x ((Tranquil Star x Coral Strand) x (Persian Smoke x Chimbolam)))) X Behold A Lady). Sdlg Y3-1. $25.00.



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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-08

Can I please have confirmation from those who got this cultivar, that this 'Affaire' have PBF?
  • Also an image to be provided of the inner standards (Style arms) for pattern and colours, thanks. wink -- NickyAllenz - 2016-12-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Affair01.JPGJPG Affair01.JPG manage 56 K 09 Dec 2014 - 21:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Affair02.JPGJPG Affair02.JPG manage 79 K 10 Aug 2021 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Affaire-Blyth_1992.15.2--250101.JPGJPG Affaire-Blyth_1992.15.2--250101.JPG manage 612 K 14 Dec 2015 - 14:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mihai Viorel
Affaire09.jpgjpg Affaire09.jpg manage 43 K 25 Oct 2021 - 15:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Affaire301004.jpgjpg Affaire301004.jpg manage 22 K 18 Nov 2010 - 08:48 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Affaire4.JPGJPG Affaire4.JPG manage 20 K 06 Aug 2013 - 01:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
Affaire5.JPGJPG Affaire5.JPG manage 66 K 15 Mar 2014 - 01:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Affaire6.JPGJPG Affaire6.JPG manage 63 K 15 Mar 2014 - 01:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Affaire7.JPGJPG Affaire7.JPG manage 69 K 15 Mar 2014 - 01:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
AffaireBHI.jpgjpg AffaireBHI.jpg manage 75 K 14 Apr 2012 - 14:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Affaire_350.jpgjpg Affaire_350.jpg manage 64 K 08 Feb 2010 - 17:02 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
IMG_5994-X2_affaire.jpgjpg IMG_5994-X2_affaire.jpg manage 282 K 19 Feb 2016 - 21:00 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
affaire02.JPGJPG affaire02.JPG manage 113 K 23 Jun 2014 - 18:16 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
affaire03.jpgjpg affaire03.jpg manage 60 K 15 May 2015 - 17:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth
affaire04.jpgjpg affaire04.jpg manage 66 K 15 May 2015 - 17:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth
affaire05.jpgjpg affaire05.jpg manage 65 K 01 Feb 2019 - 14:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
affaire06.jpgjpg affaire06.jpg manage 66 K 01 Feb 2019 - 14:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
affaire07.jpgjpg affaire07.jpg manage 78 K 29 Jan 2021 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
affaire071.jpgjpg affaire071.jpg manage 138 K 29 Jan 2021 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
affaire09.JPGJPG affaire09.JPG manage 228 K 27 Feb 2020 - 18:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
affaire1.jpgjpg affaire1.jpg manage 142 K 22 Nov 2017 - 12:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-France
affaire5.jpgjpg affaire5.jpg manage 32 K 21 Nov 2018 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
affaire6.jpgjpg affaire6.jpg manage 35 K 21 Nov 2018 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
affaire7.jpgjpg affaire7.jpg manage 86 K 10 Jul 2021 - 22:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
affaire9.jpgjpg affaire9.jpg manage 147 K 26 May 2022 - 23:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r32 - 26 May 2022, TLaurin
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