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■(TB) 'Deep Caress'

1970, Benson

'Deep Caress' (Cliff Benson, R. 1969). Seedling 66-15. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-O1P, Coral-pink self; ruffled; coral beard. 'Champagne Music' X Moldovan seedling63-3 ('Irish Lullaby' x 'Jean Ann'). C. Benson 1970. High Commendation 1966; Honorable Mention 1971.

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by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest FrancePhoto by Seagate Irises-United KingdomPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by HIPS Archives


From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing DEEP CARESS. ((Champagne Music X (Irish Lullaby x Jean Ann)) A large, husky deep coral pink self. Standards are domed and arched; falls are smooth, wide, semi-flared and ruffled. Substance is excellent and stems are sturdy. M. 36" HC 1966. $25.00. Cliff Benson.
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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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DeepCaress01.JPGJPG DeepCaress01.JPG manage 53 K 11 Dec 2014 - 04:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
DeepCaress02.JPGJPG DeepCaress02.JPG manage 77 K 14 Aug 2021 - 21:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Deep_Caress__Benson_1970.JPGJPG Deep_Caress__Benson_1970.JPG manage 72 K 30 Dec 2009 - 12:25 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
deepcaress01.jpgjpg deepcaress01.jpg manage 20 K 12 Sep 2014 - 17:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
deepcaress02.JPGJPG deepcaress02.JPG manage 782 K 28 Mar 2016 - 02:49 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
deepcaress03.jpgjpg deepcaress03.jpg manage 126 K 28 Mar 2016 - 18:09 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r14 - 22 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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