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■(TB) 'American Sweetheart'

1983, Sexton

'American Sweetheart' (Neva Sexton, R. 1983). Seedling 26-1976. TB, height 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards golden brown; Falls rich black, gold haft markings; golden brown beard. 'World News' X DeForest seedling. Sexton 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing AMERICAN SWEETHEART (Sexton '83). TB, 36", M. World News X DeForest sdlg. Blooms are large like World News. The wide falls are rich black with gold haft markings. Stands are a golden light brown with gold brown beards. Well branched stalks with 9 to 12 blooms per stalk, $25.00. Sexton's Iris Garden.


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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-- ThomasSilvers - 2009-12-10
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American-SweetheartNN.jpgjpg American-SweetheartNN.jpg manage 49 K 05 Nov 2011 - 20:34 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
AmericanSweetheart01.JPGJPG AmericanSweetheart01.JPG manage 65 K 10 Dec 2014 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
AmericanSweetheart02.JPGJPG AmericanSweetheart02.JPG manage 90 K 30 May 2015 - 17:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
AmericanSweetheart03.jpgjpg AmericanSweetheart03.jpg manage 154 K 14 Sep 2017 - 02:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
AmericanSweetheart9.jpgjpg AmericanSweetheart9.jpg manage 80 K 18 Mar 2014 - 16:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
AmericanSweetheartBHI.jpgjpg AmericanSweetheartBHI.jpg manage 80 K 14 Apr 2012 - 14:44 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
AmericanSweetheartDE.jpgjpg AmericanSweetheartDE.jpg manage 51 K 12 Aug 2012 - 17:42 BetsyHiggins Photo by Donald Eaves
American_Sweetheart.JPGJPG American_Sweetheart.JPG manage 81 K 07 May 2015 - 00:19 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker
American_Sweetheart.jpgjpg American_Sweetheart.jpg manage 21 K 10 Dec 2009 - 21:17 Main.tesilvers  
American_Sweetheart_com.jpgjpg American_Sweetheart_com.jpg manage 47 K 09 Sep 2011 - 09:16 Main.selina49 American Sweetheart at Selina's Iris Garden
am-sweetheart2.jpgjpg am-sweetheart2.jpg manage 32 K 03 Jan 2010 - 17:40 Main.mikeu American Sweetheart by Mike Unser
americansweetheart01.jpgjpg americansweetheart01.jpg manage 61 K 15 Nov 2014 - 22:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
americansweetheart1.JPGJPG americansweetheart1.JPG manage 144 K 10 May 2016 - 17:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
americansweetheart5.jpgjpg americansweetheart5.jpg manage 53 K 21 May 2013 - 03:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
americansweetheart7.jpgjpg americansweetheart7.jpg manage 23 K 21 Mar 2013 - 15:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Chapman Iris
americansweetheart9.jpgjpg americansweetheart9.jpg manage 60 K 10 Mar 2022 - 16:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r30 - 10 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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