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■(TB) 'Esmeralda'

1988, Ghio

'Esmeralda' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1987). Seedling 82-37-14. TB, 34" (86 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards orange; falls orange infused red in heart; tangerine beard. Seedling 80-80P: ('Orangerie' x seedling 76-181J: ((('Ponderosa' x 'Honey Rae') x ((('Commentary' x 'Claudia Rene') x 'Claudia Rene') x ('Ponderosa' x 'New Moon'))) x 'Homecoming Queen')) X seedling 80-208: (('Artiste' x 'Tupelo Honey') x (('Malaysia' x 'Carolina Honey') x seedling 73-122Z: ( 'Hi Top' x (('Ponderosa' x 'Travel On') x 'Peace Offering')))). Bay View Gardens 1988. Honorable Mention 1990.

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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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Esmeralda01.JPGJPG Esmeralda01.JPG manage 62 K 31 May 2015 - 01:45 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
EsmeraldaIF.jpgjpg EsmeraldaIF.jpg manage 48 K 28 Nov 2011 - 16:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
esmeralda01.jpgjpg esmeralda01.jpg manage 75 K 14 Nov 2014 - 14:50 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
esmeralda2.jpgjpg esmeralda2.jpg manage 37 K 01 Apr 2013 - 17:03 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
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