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■(TB) 'Colortart'

1983, Innerst

'Colortart' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1983). Seedling# 424-1. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Medium yellow, trimmed burgundy red; gold bronze beard. 'Frivolity' X 'Porta Villa'. Innerst 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing COLORTART T8, 36", mid to late season. Sdlg. 424·1: (Frivolity X Porta Villa). Medium yellow, trimmed bright burgundy-red. Very well branched, excellent form. Three branches and terminal, 7+ buds. Fertile both ways and is the pod parent of Colortrak (Innerst '82). $25.00. Sterling Innerst.
"Sterling Innerst (Pennsylvania) is one of our finer, most innovative hybridizers today, and his releases are finally getting some attention, as was evidenced by his COLORTART ('83) coming in First Runnerup for the Cook Cup. COLORTART is a tall, festive affair done in basic yellow ground, but heavily stitched, stippled, sanded, and washed in a brilliant red/magenta/wine. One will not miss it on the show bench or in the garden. The branching and height in this color pattern of plicata is commendable." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 20.]


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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