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■(TB) 'Balancing Act'

2003, Johnson

'Balancing Act' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2002). Seedling R68A. TB, 42" (107 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards blue white; style arms blue white, blue midrib; falls medium violet blue, white area around upper half of beard; beards light blue at end, cream, to cream gold in throat; slight sweet fragrance. 'Regal Affair' X 'Premier Edition'. Mid-America 2003. Honorable Mention 2007.

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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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-28
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Balancing_Act__KR.jpgjpg Balancing_Act__KR.jpg manage 74 K 29 Jan 2010 - 16:57 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
balancingact01.jpgjpg balancingact01.jpg manage 47 K 25 Aug 2014 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
balancingact02.jpgjpg balancingact02.jpg manage 56 K 21 Nov 2014 - 19:35 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
balancingact03.jpgjpg balancingact03.jpg manage 72 K 09 Jul 2013 - 21:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
balancingact04.jpgjpg balancingact04.jpg manage 38 K 13 Dec 2014 - 15:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
balancingact05.jpgjpg balancingact05.jpg manage 70 K 17 Jun 2015 - 01:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
balancingact09.JPGJPG balancingact09.JPG manage 186 K 28 Feb 2020 - 03:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
balancingact2.jpgjpg balancingact2.jpg manage 175 K 16 Mar 2017 - 13:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
balancingact3.jpgjpg balancingact3.jpg manage 582 K 24 Dec 2015 - 03:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
balancingact4.jpegjpeg balancingact4.jpeg manage 189 K 24 Dec 2015 - 03:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
balancingact4.jpgjpg balancingact4.jpg manage 75 K 03 Nov 2013 - 21:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r25 - 23 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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