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■(TB) 'Chihuahuan Desert'

2016, Dash

'Chihuahuan Desert' (Howard Dash, R. 2015). Seedling# ADG 11-02-12. TB, 37" (94 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards and style arms white; falls tan-violet veining over white base; beards orange, hairs based orange, tips yellow. 'Zesting Lemons' X Kelly seedling PFM-09-1: ('Pennant Fever' x 'Machismo'). Picacho Mountain Iris 2016. Honorable Mention 2018; Award of Merit 2021; Wister Medal 2023.

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Awaiting original catalog description.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2016-03-20
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CHIHUAHUANDESERT.JPGJPG CHIHUAHUANDESERT.JPG manage 100 K 16 Oct 2019 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
Chuahuan_Desert_DSCF0977.JPGJPG Chuahuan_Desert_DSCF0977.JPG manage 656 K 06 Jan 2017 - 05:24 Main.rshadlow taken at Presby 2016 AIS Convention
chichuhuandesert02.jpgjpg chichuhuandesert02.jpg manage 138 K 15 Mar 2017 - 18:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
chihauhaunddesert2.JPGJPG chihauhaunddesert2.JPG manage 260 K 30 Jun 2016 - 21:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
chihauhaunddesert3.JPGJPG chihauhaunddesert3.JPG manage 265 K 30 Jun 2016 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
chihuahuanDesertDashNew.pngpng chihuahuanDesertDashNew.png manage 719 K 27 Jan 2024 - 16:16 BobPries Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
chihuahuandesert01.jpgjpg chihuahuandesert01.jpg manage 136 K 21 Mar 2016 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
chihuahuandesert02.JPGJPG chihuahuandesert02.JPG manage 176 K 19 Apr 2023 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
chihuahuandesert03.jpgjpg chihuahuandesert03.jpg manage 138 K 04 Apr 2017 - 13:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
chihuahuandesert030.JPGJPG chihuahuandesert030.JPG manage 185 K 21 Apr 2022 - 12:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
chihuahuandesert1.jpgjpg chihuahuandesert1.jpg manage 135 K 10 Apr 2016 - 02:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
chihuahuandesert4.jpgjpg chihuahuandesert4.jpg manage 128 K 19 Apr 2018 - 13:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
chihuahuandesert5.JPGJPG chihuahuandesert5.JPG manage 139 K 03 Sep 2023 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
chihuanadesrt04.JPGJPG chihuanadesrt04.JPG manage 157 K 11 Jun 2021 - 21:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
chiuadesert7.JPGJPG chiuadesert7.JPG manage 158 K 26 Jun 2019 - 00:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
chiuadesert8.JPGJPG chiuadesert8.JPG manage 146 K 26 Jun 2019 - 00:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
chiuhuandesert031.JPGJPG chiuhuandesert031.JPG manage 197 K 18 Apr 2023 - 13:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
Topic revision: r30 - 27 Jan 2024, BobPries
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