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■(TB) 'Fancy Stitches'

1991, Burch

'Fancy Stitches' (James Burch, R. 1992). Seedling# 46-6. TB, 42" (107 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards white ground, dotted and stitched blue violet (RHS 91A) on edge; falls white ground, stitched blue violet (91A) on edge; beards yellow. Seedling# 39-19: (('Babbling Brook' x 'Kimberly') x 'Charmed Circle') X 'Peek-a-Blue'. Burch Iris 1991. Honorable Mention 1996.

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From AIS Bulletin #285 April 1992 Introducing FANCY STITCHES-TB. Bright yellow beards (13B) rest on snow white falls that are encircled with a stitched band of blue violet (91A). Standards are dotted and stitched with the same blue violet. The strong 40"+ stalks hold 8 blossoms that last throughout the bloom season. $30.00. Burch Iris Garden.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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FancyStitches3BHI.JPGJPG FancyStitches3BHI.JPG manage 2 MB 10 Dec 2015 - 16:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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FancyStitchesSI.JPGJPG FancyStitchesSI.JPG manage 324 K 09 Apr 2019 - 15:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
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Topic revision: r14 - 03 Jan 2022, dougchyz
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