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■(TB) 'Chocolates And Silk'

2007, Blyth

'Chocolates And Silk' (Barry Blyth, R. 2007). Seedling# K55-5. TB, 36" (91 cm), Very early to midseason bloom. Standards pastel lilac; falls pastel lilac-mauve slightly deeper than standards.; beards lilac tipped chocolate bronze; slight musky fragrance. Seedling# H126-1: (seedling# F221-1: (seedling# C233-Y: (seedling# Z75-4: ('And Royal' x 'Chocolate Vanilla') x seedling# Z63-4, 'Aztec Burst' sibling) x seedling# C222-A: ('Myst' sibling: ( 'Aztec Burst' x 'Witching'))) x seedling# F182-1, 'Avona' sibling) X seedling# H170-1, 'Hold My Hand' sibling. Tempo Two 2007/08.

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Chocolates and Silk 2.jpgchocolatesandsilk01.jpgchocolatesandsilk010.JPGchocolatesandsilk1.JPGchocolatesandsilk4.jpgchocolatesandsilk8.jpgchocolatesandsilk9.jpgchocolatesandsilk90.JPGCHOCOLATESSILK 54.jpgDSCN1446.JPGDSCN1472.JPGDSCN1503.JPG


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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-- HeidiSoroken - 2009-12-27
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CHOCOLATESSILK_54.jpgjpg CHOCOLATESSILK_54.jpg manage 65 K 05 May 2010 - 11:25 Main.Laymont+ by Barry Blyth, Tempo Two, Australia
Chocolates_and_Silk_2.jpgjpg Chocolates_and_Silk_2.jpg manage 74 K 27 Dec 2009 - 18:44 HeidiSoroken Photo of 'Chocolates and Silk' by Heidi Soroken
DSCN1446.JPGJPG DSCN1446.JPG manage 67 K 20 Apr 2010 - 04:44 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN1472.JPGJPG DSCN1472.JPG manage 67 K 23 Apr 2010 - 00:49 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN1503.JPGJPG DSCN1503.JPG manage 68 K 27 Apr 2010 - 04:59 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
chocolatesandsilk01.jpgjpg chocolatesandsilk01.jpg manage 48 K 17 Nov 2014 - 03:14 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
chocolatesandsilk010.JPGJPG chocolatesandsilk010.JPG manage 172 K 28 Jan 2024 - 03:53 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
chocolatesandsilk1.JPGJPG chocolatesandsilk1.JPG manage 209 K 09 Apr 2016 - 18:34 UnknownUser Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
chocolatesandsilk4.jpgjpg chocolatesandsilk4.jpg manage 64 K 12 Sep 2019 - 19:52 UnknownUser Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia.
chocolatesandsilk8.jpgjpg chocolatesandsilk8.jpg manage 67 K 10 Feb 2014 - 21:29 UnknownUser Photo by Mid-America Garden
chocolatesandsilk9.jpgjpg chocolatesandsilk9.jpg manage 155 K 21 Mar 2023 - 11:21 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
chocolatesandsilk90.JPGJPG chocolatesandsilk90.JPG manage 204 K 12 Sep 2023 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r27 - 28 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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