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■(TB) 'Dramatic Encounter'

2014, Painter

'Dramatic Encounter' (Lesley Painter, R. 2013) Seedling L07-13C. TB, 38" (97 cm), Late bloom. Standards ochre-gold, purple-plum midrib infusion; style arms old gold touched plum; falls dark plum, same color lines appear over central falls as flower ages; beards gold; pronounced musky fragrance. 'Plum Wicked' X 'Upper Hand'. Napa Country 2014. Honorable Mention 2018.

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Photo by NolaPhoto by NolaPhoto by Superstition Iris GardensPhoto by Napa Country Iris GardenPhoto by IRIS 4 U GardenPhoto by IRIS 4 U GardenPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden


Awaiting original catalog description.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2014-04-28
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dramatic-Encounter9.jpgjpg Dramatic-Encounter9.jpg manage 83 K 29 Oct 2021 - 01:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Dramatic-Encounter90.jpgjpg Dramatic-Encounter90.jpg manage 69 K 29 Oct 2021 - 01:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
DramaticEncounter01.jpgjpg DramaticEncounter01.jpg manage 71 K 29 Apr 2014 - 13:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Garden
dramatic01.jpgjpg dramatic01.jpg manage 95 K 29 Apr 2015 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
dramaticencounter09.jpgjpg dramaticencounter09.jpg manage 208 K 20 Apr 2021 - 14:38 TerryLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
dramaticencounter091.jpgjpg dramaticencounter091.jpg manage 178 K 20 Apr 2021 - 14:38 TerryLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
dramaticencounter1.jpgjpg dramaticencounter1.jpg manage 182 K 24 Jul 2020 - 01:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
Topic revision: r13 - 23 Feb 2023, BrewItt
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