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■(TB) 'Chinese Treasure'

1983/84, Blyth

'Chinese Treasure' (Barry Blyth, R. 1981). Seedling M57-6. TB, height 36" (91 cm). Early to early midseason bloom. Standards white, often pink infusion around midrib; falls strong bluish rose pink; mandarin red beard. 'Lisa Ann' X 'Child Of Fortune'. Tempo Two 1983/84.

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BHP 8992-X2 chinese treasure.jpgChinese Treasure front 2.jpegChinese Treasure side 29 Sep.jpegChinese Treasure top 29 Sep.jpegChinese-TreasureCT.jpgchinese02.jpgchinese03.jpgChinese Treasure.jpgChinesetreasure.jpgChineseTreasure01.jpgchinesetreasure01.jpgchinesetreasure02.jpgChineseTreasure02.jpgChineseTreasure02.JPGChineseTreasure03.jpgChineseTreasure09.jpgchinesetreasure1.jpgChineseTreasure10.jpgchinesetreasure2.jpgchinesetreasure3.jpgchinesetreasure7.jpgChineseTreasure7.jpgChineseTreasure8.jpgchinesetreasure8.JPGChineseTreasure9.jpgchinesetreasure9.JPGChineseTreasureAA.jpgchinesstreasure08SPI.jpg


From Tempo Two catalog, 1983: CHINESE TREASURE (Blyth '83 Aust.) E-EM 36" Sdlg. M57-6. Brilliant in colour, particularly its beards, is this new approach to a rose amoena. Standards are white with a soft pink influence in midribs. Falls are deep rose with a strange bluish hue. Beards are vivid mandarin red. Form is ruffled and branching is very good. It has proved itself as a parent and as a garden show is unsurpassed. It is a sister to Hush At Twilight and Polynesian Princess. (Lisa Ann x Child of Fortune). $20.00.


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 - 2009-12-30
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BHP_8992-X2_chinese_treasure.jpgjpg BHP_8992-X2_chinese_treasure.jpg manage 165 K 12 Feb 2016 - 08:31 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Chinese Treasure front 2.jpegjpeg Chinese Treasure front 2.jpeg manage 409 K 30 Sep 2021 - 12:28 RachelMarks TB Chinese Treasure 2021 season, Gippsland Australia
Chinese Treasure side 29 Sep.jpegjpeg Chinese Treasure side 29 Sep.jpeg manage 758 K 30 Sep 2021 - 12:29 RachelMarks Chinese Treasure side view, 2021 season, Victoria Australia
Chinese Treasure top 29 Sep.jpegjpeg Chinese Treasure top 29 Sep.jpeg manage 791 K 30 Sep 2021 - 12:30 RachelMarks Chinese Treasure top view, 2021 season, Victoria Australia
Chinese-TreasureCT.jpgjpg Chinese-TreasureCT.jpg manage 47 K 27 Oct 2011 - 23:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
ChineseTreasure01.jpgjpg ChineseTreasure01.jpg manage 74 K 22 Nov 2014 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChineseTreasure02.JPGJPG ChineseTreasure02.JPG manage 95 K 13 Aug 2021 - 18:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChineseTreasure02.jpgjpg ChineseTreasure02.jpg manage 145 K 27 Feb 2017 - 20:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
ChineseTreasure03.jpgjpg ChineseTreasure03.jpg manage 40 K 23 Mar 2018 - 22:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ChineseTreasure09.jpgjpg ChineseTreasure09.jpg manage 62 K 22 Mar 2014 - 12:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ChineseTreasure10.jpgjpg ChineseTreasure10.jpg manage 77 K 22 Mar 2014 - 12:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ChineseTreasure7.jpgjpg ChineseTreasure7.jpg manage 191 K 09 Oct 2018 - 21:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.
ChineseTreasure8.jpgjpg ChineseTreasure8.jpg manage 53 K 18 Oct 2013 - 02:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
ChineseTreasure9.jpgjpg ChineseTreasure9.jpg manage 61 K 22 Mar 2014 - 12:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ChineseTreasureAA.jpgjpg ChineseTreasureAA.jpg manage 28 K 14 Feb 2011 - 16:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Chinese_Treasure.jpgjpg Chinese_Treasure.jpg manage 36 K 30 Dec 2009 - 16:13 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Chinesetreasure.jpgjpg Chinesetreasure.jpg manage 74 K 09 Jan 2011 - 18:36 Main.avmoran  
chinese02.jpgjpg chinese02.jpg manage 68 K 05 Jun 2015 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
chinese03.jpgjpg chinese03.jpg manage 68 K 19 Jun 2015 - 20:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
chinesetreasure01.jpgjpg chinesetreasure01.jpg manage 51 K 21 Dec 2014 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
chinesetreasure02.jpgjpg chinesetreasure02.jpg manage 30 K 23 Dec 2014 - 21:28 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Stephens slide collection
chinesetreasure1.jpgjpg chinesetreasure1.jpg manage 52 K 01 Feb 2019 - 15:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
chinesetreasure2.jpgjpg chinesetreasure2.jpg manage 71 K 01 Feb 2019 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
chinesetreasure3.jpgjpg chinesetreasure3.jpg manage 45 K 01 Feb 2019 - 15:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
chinesetreasure7.jpgjpg chinesetreasure7.jpg manage 49 K 23 Aug 2013 - 19:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
chinesetreasure8.JPGJPG chinesetreasure8.JPG manage 315 K 15 Jan 2021 - 21:19 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
chinesetreasure9.JPGJPG chinesetreasure9.JPG manage 412 K 18 Nov 2020 - 14:57 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
chinesstreasure08SPI.jpgjpg chinesstreasure08SPI.jpg manage 36 K 15 Mar 2010 - 17:14 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
Topic revision: r38 - 04 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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