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■(TB) 'Extravagant'

1983, Hamblen

'Extravagant' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1982). Seedling H78-104-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to late bloom. Standards red purple (RHS 72C); falls slightly lighter, lightening toward center and darkening toward edge, laced and ruffled; cerise beard. 'Lilac Flame' X 'Glory Bound'. Mission Bell Gardens 1983. High Commendation 1982; Honorable Mention 1985; Award of Merit 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #248 January 1983 Introducing EXTRAVAGANT. 34", EL. Swirling ruffles and tantalizing lace embellish large, broad petaled flowers carried on strong, well branched stalks. Vigor and flower habits are excellent. Color? Elusive. Depending on time light, eye of the beholder. Robert F. Wilson (Royal Horticultural Colour Chart) might select Mineral Violet or deeper toned Amethyst Violet, or an apt term from the pages which encompass the gamut of pinkish violet through rosy purple. In our opinion, Extravagant reads RHS 72C with lighter fall centers and deeper petal edges. Beards are cerise. (Lilac Flame X Glory Bound). HC '82. #H78-104-1. Net $25.00. Mission Bell Gaardens.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-31
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Extravagant.jpgjpg Extravagant.jpg manage 38 K 31 Dec 2009 - 23:36 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
Extravagant02.JPGJPG Extravagant02.JPG manage 86 K 24 Mar 2014 - 14:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Extravagant03.jpgjpg Extravagant03.jpg manage 75 K 24 Mar 2014 - 14:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Extravagant04.jpgjpg Extravagant04.jpg manage 78 K 24 Mar 2014 - 14:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ExtravagantEI.jpgjpg ExtravagantEI.jpg manage 28 K 11 Dec 2012 - 21:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
ExtravagantNN.jpgjpg ExtravagantNN.jpg manage 37 K 06 Nov 2011 - 21:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Extravagant_Hanblem_83.JPGJPG Extravagant_Hanblem_83.JPG manage 60 K 04 Jan 2010 - 18:36 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Extravagant_fl.jpgjpg Extravagant_fl.jpg manage 48 K 09 Mar 2011 - 20:04 IrisP  
IMG_20220518_1144383.jpgjpg IMG_20220518_1144383.jpg manage 1 MB 07 Mar 2023 - 14:38 IrisAmoena  
IMG_20230510_1640582.jpgjpg IMG_20230510_1640582.jpg manage 1 MB 10 May 2023 - 22:21 IrisAmoena  
extravagant01.jpgjpg extravagant01.jpg manage 630 K 31 Dec 2015 - 15:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
extravagant02.jpgjpg extravagant02.jpg manage 87 K 08 Jun 2015 - 14:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
extravagant1.jpgjpg extravagant1.jpg manage 38 K 28 Nov 2018 - 18:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
extravagant6.jpgjpg extravagant6.jpg manage 54 K 01 Apr 2013 - 17:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
extravagant9.JPGJPG extravagant9.JPG manage 201 K 10 Apr 2023 - 02:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r23 - 10 May 2023, IrisAmoena
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