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■(TB) 'Grape Harvest'

2005, Spoon

'Grape Harvest' (Donald Spoon, R. 2004). Seedling# 97-24A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Deep purple-black self (much darker than (RHS 79A), Standards lighter (79A) edge, falls grading to (79A) edges, lavender blue sunburst between dark venation around beards; beards lavender blue tipped lighter; ruffled, flared; pronounced grape fragrance. 'Hello Darkness' X 'Grape Adventure'. Winterberry 2005. Honorable Mention 2008.

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From AIS Bulletin #337 April 2005 Introducing GRAPE HARVEST (D. Spoon) TB, 36 (91 cm), ML. Sdlg. #97-24A. Ruffled and flared purple black self (darker than RHS 79A). Standards with lighter (79A) edge. Falls grading to (79A) edges, two lighter center lines, and lavender blue sunburst between dark venation around lavender blue beards tipped lighter. Distinctive, pleasant grape fragrance. Fertile both ways and rebloom carrier. (Hello Darkness X Grape Adventrue RE). $35. Winterberry Gardens.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GrapeHarvest6.jpgjpg GrapeHarvest6.jpg manage 51 K 02 Aug 2013 - 19:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Winterberry Gardens
GrapeHarvest7.jpgjpg GrapeHarvest7.jpg manage 48 K 14 Jan 2014 - 20:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Winterberry Gardens
GrapeHarvestEI.jpgjpg GrapeHarvestEI.jpg manage 21 K 13 Dec 2012 - 16:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
GrapeHarvest_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg GrapeHarvest_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 67 K 03 Jul 2010 - 21:16 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2010 Convention in Madison, WI
grape01.jpgjpg grape01.jpg manage 83 K 10 Jun 2015 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
grapeharvest.jpgjpg grapeharvest.jpg manage 64 K 21 Jan 2011 - 13:42 Main.avmoran  
grapeharvest01.jpgjpg grapeharvest01.jpg manage 20 K 18 Jan 2016 - 20:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell-Iris Hills Farm
grapeharvest09SPI.jpgjpg grapeharvest09SPI.jpg manage 63 K 21 Mar 2010 - 15:18 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
grapeharvest5.jpgjpg grapeharvest5.jpg manage 37 K 01 Aug 2013 - 19:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell,
grapeharvest9.JPGJPG grapeharvest9.JPG manage 316 K 29 Sep 2022 - 02:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at Winterberry Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r23 - 28 Oct 2023, Af83
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