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■(TB) 'Dialogue'

1973, Ghio

'Dialogue' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1970). Seedling 69-104D. TB, 34" (86 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards light blue; falls dark blue-violet: blue beard. ('Veneration' X (('Frosted Starlight' x (('Spanish Peaks' x 'Black Satin') x (('Cahokia' x 'Pierre Menard') x ('Black Forest' x 'Chivalry')) x 'Penthouse') x ('Mahalo' x 'Diplomacy'). Bay View Gardens 1973. Honorable Mention 1974; Favorite Guest 1976; Premio Firenze 1976.

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From 1973 Bay View catalog: DIALOGUE. 36 inches, early to mid-season. From our long standing efforts to produce lush "deep neglectas," we have surmounted the summit with Dialogue. The darkest neglecta with unsurpassed form: Tightly held light blue standards with the very wide overlapping hafted falls of deep purple. The entire bloom is festooned with the heralded bubble-ruffling. Outstanding bud count (12 plus), wide branching, and "weed-like" vigor. Starts early and seems to continue forever. EC '72. (Veneration X ((Frosted Starlight x ((Spanish Peaks x Black Satin) x ((Cahokia x Pierre Menard) x (Black Forest x Chivalry)) x Penthouse) x (Mahalo x Diplomacy). $25.00
DIALOGUE (Ghio) - A silky deep neglecta with a long bloom season (many buds). For us, this heavily ruffled variety is far better than the more popular MYSTIQUE. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society No. 237 (April 1980): 35.


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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