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■(TB) 'Art Center'

1982, Brown

'Art Center' (Opal Brown, R. 1982). Seedling 78-1F10. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards shell pink (RHS 37D), bordered apricot (24C); apricot styles; Falls brownish apricot infused lavender in center, lighter area below saturn red beard; ruffled. 'Satin Bow' X 'Symphonette'. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1982. Honorable Mention 1984.

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From AIS Bulletin #245 April 1982 Introducing ART CENTER (0. Brown) TB, 38", M. Ruffled flowers with domed standards of rich apricot-pink. Styles same. Semi-flaring falls are brownish apricot with lavender infusion below the lighter center area. Showy saturn red beards. Excellent branching. HC 1981 under#78-1F10. Satin Bow X Symphonette. $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-23
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Art-CenterCT.jpgjpg Art-CenterCT.jpg manage 40 K 26 Oct 2011 - 22:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
ArtCenter5.JPGJPG ArtCenter5.JPG manage 59 K 18 Mar 2014 - 20:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ArtCenter6.jpgjpg ArtCenter6.jpg manage 57 K 18 Mar 2014 - 20:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ArtCenter7.JPGJPG ArtCenter7.JPG manage 65 K 18 Mar 2014 - 20:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Art_Center_w.jpgjpg Art_Center_w.jpg manage 40 K 23 Dec 2009 - 00:44 MichaelGreenfield  
Art_center_-_BROWN_O_1982web.JPGJPG Art_center_-_BROWN_O_1982web.JPG manage 70 K 20 Jan 2010 - 16:34 JeromeBoulon Photo J. Boulon - France at Cayeux gardens
art_center5.jpgjpg art_center5.jpg manage 34 K 21 Nov 2018 - 20:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
artcenter01.jpgjpg artcenter01.jpg manage 63 K 01 Nov 2014 - 19:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
artcenter08.JPGJPG artcenter08.JPG manage 346 K 21 Jan 2021 - 20:54 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
artcenter09.JPGJPG artcenter09.JPG manage 327 K 27 Oct 2020 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
artcenter2.jpgjpg artcenter2.jpg manage 194 K 23 Dec 2017 - 16:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
artcenter3.jpgjpg artcenter3.jpg manage 185 K 22 Nov 2017 - 16:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
artcenter4.jpgjpg artcenter4.jpg manage 34 K 28 Mar 2013 - 18:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
artcenter5.jpgjpg artcenter5.jpg manage 159 K 01 Feb 2020 - 23:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
artcenter6.jpgjpg artcenter6.jpg manage 156 K 05 Feb 2020 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
artcenter7.jpgjpg artcenter7.jpg manage 146 K 21 May 2020 - 02:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r28 - 24 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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