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■(TB) 'Downtown Man'

2008/09, Blyth

'Downtown Man' (Barry Blyth, R. 2008). Seedling P18-1. TB, 38" (97 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards pure white; style arms white, gold lace; falls violet, large white starburst veined violet extending half way down, hafts violet brown; beards golden orange; slight sweet fragrance. 'Tour De France' X 'Jazz Band'. Tempo Two 2008/09.

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Hybridizer's Comment: A joy to grow; add show stems and a lovely parent and this man is a sure hit. Standards are pure white as well as the style arms being white with gold lacy crests. The falls are deep violet with a huge white starburst pattern radiating out more than hait way down the falls and spreading out nearly to the edge. The hafts go to violet brown and the beards are golden orange. Wide, flared and ruffled flowers with show stems and strong growth. Deep purple based foliage. We love it. Fertile and a good parent. Coming from two excellent Keppel Iris.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-11
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DOWNTOWNMAN01.JPGJPG DOWNTOWNMAN01.JPG manage 169 K 23 Nov 2018 - 01:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.
DOWNTOWN_MAN1.jpgjpg DOWNTOWN_MAN1.jpg manage 66 K 05 May 2010 - 11:44 Main.Laymont+ by Barry Blyth, Tempo Two, Australia
DownTownMan031110.jpgjpg DownTownMan031110.jpg manage 51 K 18 Nov 2010 - 06:49 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
DowntownMan1.jpgjpg DowntownMan1.jpg manage 42 K 13 Apr 2016 - 21:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Garden
Downtown_Man_653_gd.jpgjpg Downtown_Man_653_gd.jpg manage 61 K 17 Aug 2012 - 04:37 IrisP Photo by Günter Diedrich
Downtown_Man_654_gd.jpgjpg Downtown_Man_654_gd.jpg manage 73 K 17 Aug 2012 - 04:39 IrisP Photo by Günter Diedrich
downtown01.jpgjpg downtown01.jpg manage 66 K 03 Feb 2015 - 23:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
downtown010.JPGJPG downtown010.JPG manage 61 K 28 Jan 2024 - 21:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
downtownman01.jpgjpg downtownman01.jpg manage 67 K 14 Nov 2014 - 03:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
downtownman02.jpgjpg downtownman02.jpg manage 61 K 17 Jun 2015 - 02:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
downtownman03.jpgjpg downtownman03.jpg manage 48 K 18 Nov 2014 - 20:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
downtownman04.jpgjpg downtownman04.jpg manage 568 K 31 Dec 2015 - 04:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
downtownman05.JPGJPG downtownman05.JPG manage 179 K 05 Jun 2018 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
downtownman08.jpgjpg downtownman08.jpg manage 201 K 03 Nov 2020 - 21:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
downtownman09.jpgjpg downtownman09.jpg manage 540 K 23 Dec 2019 - 13:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
downtownman1.JPGJPG downtownman1.JPG manage 181 K 10 Apr 2016 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
downtownman2.JPGJPG downtownman2.JPG manage 90 K 10 Apr 2016 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
downtownman3.jpgjpg downtownman3.jpg manage 137 K 20 Feb 2018 - 15:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia
downtownman5.JPGJPG downtownman5.JPG manage 68 K 22 Jun 2013 - 16:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
downtownman6.jpegjpeg downtownman6.jpeg manage 78 K 23 Oct 2018 - 19:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Viktor Karpenko-Ukraine
Topic revision: r33 - 28 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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