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■(TB) 'Alessandra's Gift'

2011, Spoon

'Alessandra's Gift' ( Bryan Spoon by Donald Spoon, R. 2011) Seedling 2003-B42VAR. TB, 36 (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards and style arms variegated pale yellow green with lavender streaks and blue splashes; Falls light jade (RHS 198D, grayed green), darker jade streaks and splashes, second variegation of white wedges with purple centers, and golden yellow hafts; beards golden yellow. 'Millennium Falcon'. X self. Winterberry 2011. Honorable Mention 2015

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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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2012-09-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ALESSANDRASGIFT9.jpgjpg ALESSANDRASGIFT9.jpg manage 202 K 29 Mar 2021 - 15:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Alessandras_Gift_KWW.jpgjpg Alessandras_Gift_KWW.jpg manage 56 K 22 Jan 2017 - 20:21 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Mid-America Garden, Brooks, OR; AIS 2015 Convention
alessandragift03.JPGJPG alessandragift03.JPG manage 78 K 08 Jul 2015 - 03:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
alessandragift04.JPGJPG alessandragift04.JPG manage 97 K 08 Jul 2015 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
alessandrasgift01.jpgjpg alessandrasgift01.jpg manage 76 K 29 Jul 2015 - 20:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
alessandrasgift04.jpgjpg alessandrasgift04.jpg manage 30 K 11 Nov 2015 - 22:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andi Rivarola
alessandrasgift1.jpgjpg alessandrasgift1.jpg manage 151 K 04 Sep 2016 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black at the 2016 AIS Convention
alessandrasgift5.JPGJPG alessandrasgift5.JPG manage 284 K 03 Dec 2023 - 15:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
allesandrasgift02.jpgjpg allesandrasgift02.jpg manage 22 K 21 Jul 2014 - 02:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell- Iris Hills Farm.
allessandrasgift01.jpgjpg allessandrasgift01.jpg manage 22 K 09 Aug 2018 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell- Iris Hills Farm.
rsz_alessandrasgift-jb.jpgjpg rsz_alessandrasgift-jb.jpg manage 71 K 12 Feb 2013 - 15:54 Main.Harloiris photo Winterberry Iris
Topic revision: r18 - 03 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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