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■(TB) 'Diamond Blush'

1998, Spoon

'Diamond Blush' (Donald Spoon, R/ 1997). Seedling 92-192. TB, 28" (71 cm), Midseason to late bloom and re-bloom. Standards and style arms blended orient pink (RHS 36A) to salmon (27A); falls overlaid brick red (35B), paler pink (36D) to salmon (27D) between prominent haft venation; beards nasturtium red (32B), ruffled, flared; pronounced spicy fragrance. ('Cataldo' x 'Infinite Grace') X 'Pink Attraction'. Winterberry 1998.

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From AIS Bulletin #309 April 1998 Introducing DIAMOND BLUSH TB 28" (71 cm) ML & RE (October in VA, zone 6). Diamond dusted, horizontally flared and beautifully ruffled. Standards and style arms blended orient pink to salmon. Falls blended pink to salmon overlaid with brick red with prominent darker veining extending the full length of the falls, lighter edging. Beards nasturtium red. Pronounced spicy fragrance. Excellent branching with 7-9 bud count with added feature of spathes that stay green. C&P Fall Show best seedling in 1996. Fertile both ways. (Cataldo x Infinite Grace) x Pink Attraction. $40.00. Winterberry Gardens.


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-02-06
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Diamond01.JPGJPG Diamond01.JPG manage 77 K 12 Mar 2015 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm,Owen Sound,Ontario
DiamondBlush01.jpgjpg DiamondBlush01.jpg manage 109 K 30 Oct 2016 - 01:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
DiamondBlush03.jpgjpg DiamondBlush03.jpg manage 74 K 23 Mar 2014 - 12:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
DiamondBlush04.jpgjpg DiamondBlush04.jpg manage 71 K 23 Mar 2014 - 12:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
DiamondBlush1.JPGJPG DiamondBlush1.JPG manage 141 K 25 Aug 2016 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
DiamondBlush4.jpgjpg DiamondBlush4.jpg manage 57 K 02 Aug 2013 - 19:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Winterberry Gardens
DiamondBlushBJ.jpgjpg DiamondBlushBJ.jpg manage 78 K 06 Feb 2012 - 20:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
diamond_blush_64.jpgjpg diamond_blush_64.jpg manage 65 K 28 Nov 2010 - 23:57 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
diamond_blush_66.jpgjpg diamond_blush_66.jpg manage 67 K 28 Nov 2010 - 23:57 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
diamondblush01.jpgjpg diamondblush01.jpg manage 58 K 05 Jan 2015 - 04:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
diamondblush1.jpgjpg diamondblush1.jpg manage 19 K 10 Aug 2018 - 02:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell- Iris Hills Farm.
diamondblush5.JPGJPG diamondblush5.JPG manage 168 K 05 Aug 2023 - 19:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens-reblooming August 2023
diamondblush50.JPGJPG diamondblush50.JPG manage 323 K 05 Aug 2023 - 19:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens-reblooming August 2023
diamondblush51.JPGJPG diamondblush51.JPG manage 124 K 05 Aug 2023 - 19:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens-reblooming August 2023
diamondblush52.JPGJPG diamondblush52.JPG manage 178 K 09 Aug 2023 - 23:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens-reblooming August 2023
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