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■(TB) 'Handiwork'

1983, Ghio

'Handiwork' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1982) Seedling 77-77Y. TB, 34" (86 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards blue violet over white ground; falls white ground, marbled blue violet, white area around blue white beard. 'Premonition' X 'Barletta'. Bay View Gardens 1983. Favorite Guest 1984; Exhibition Certificate 1981; Honorable Mention 1985.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1983: HANDIWORK. 34 inches, mid to late season. $25.00. This Mystique grandchild brings a new pattern to the iris world. The marbled neglecta; a fancy plicata-neglecta pattern. The erect standards are blue-violet over a white ground. The flaring falls have a white ground marbled blue-violet. There is a distinct white area around the blue-white beard. A very vigorous creation that will produce several stalks in one year. Truly unique and beautiful. No. 77-77Y: (Premonition X Barletta), Best Seedling, San Jose, 1981.


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
HandiworkBJ.jpgjpg HandiworkBJ.jpg manage 86 K 13 Feb 2012 - 15:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
HandiworkN.jpgjpg HandiworkN.jpg manage 22 K 22 Oct 2011 - 18:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's iris Garden
HandiworkNbh.jpgjpg HandiworkNbh.jpg manage 11 K 22 Jun 2017 - 20:10 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
handiwork5.jpgjpg handiwork5.jpg manage 226 K 24 Mar 2023 - 20:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
handiwork7.JPGJPG handiwork7.JPG manage 273 K 11 Apr 2023 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
handiwork9.JPGJPG handiwork9.JPG manage 74 K 18 Aug 2021 - 15:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r18 - 13 Apr 2023, BrewItt
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