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■(TB) 'Handshake'

1992, Ghio

'Handshake' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1991). Seedling# 86-86D. TB, 34" (86 cm), Very early to early bloom. White ground plicata stitched blue, deeper shoulders; beards yellow. 'God's Handiwork' X 'Snowbrook'. Bay View 1992. Honorable Mention 1994; Award of Merit 1998.

See below:
2017-05-25 259TB Handshake (3).jpg20170601 142514TB Handshake (3).jpgHand Shake.jpgHandshake01.JPGhandshake01.jpgHandshake02.JPGhandshake03.JPGhandshake4.jpgHandShake5.JPGhandshake5.jpghandshake6.jpghandshake7.JPGhandshake8.JPGHandshake by JanLauritzen.jpgHandshake DSD 6364.JPGHandshakeBJ.JPGHandshakeN.jpgHandshakeSI.JPG


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-02
  • TB 'Handshake' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately May 25 - June 4, in 2017. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 30 Aug 2017
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
2017-05-25 259TB Handshake (3).jpgjpg 2017-05-25 259TB Handshake (3).jpg manage 159 K 30 Aug 2017 - 02:32 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Single bud of TB Handshake. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b on 5/25/2017.
20170601_142514TB Handshake (3).jpgjpg 20170601_142514TB Handshake (3).jpg manage 255 K 30 Aug 2017 - 02:36 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 TB Handshake. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b on 06/01/2017
HandShake5.JPGJPG HandShake5.JPG manage 61 K 07 Aug 2013 - 15:14 UnknownUser Photo by Iris Oasis
Hand_Shake.jpgjpg Hand_Shake.jpg manage 35 K 02 Jan 2010 - 16:54 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Handshake01.JPGJPG Handshake01.JPG manage 88 K 31 May 2015 - 15:29 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Handshake02.JPGJPG Handshake02.JPG manage 62 K 26 Mar 2014 - 16:06 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
HandshakeBJ.JPGJPG HandshakeBJ.JPG manage 61 K 13 Feb 2012 - 15:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
HandshakeN.jpgjpg HandshakeN.jpg manage 35 K 22 Oct 2011 - 18:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
HandshakeSI.JPGJPG HandshakeSI.JPG manage 272 K 10 Apr 2019 - 18:20 UnknownUser Photo by Sandy Ives.
Handshake_DSD_6364.JPGJPG Handshake_DSD_6364.JPG manage 531 K 11 Apr 2023 - 05:34 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
Handshake_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Handshake_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 04 Nov 2010 - 22:59 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
handshake01.jpgjpg handshake01.jpg manage 52 K 28 Jun 2015 - 16:15 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
handshake03.JPGJPG handshake03.JPG manage 84 K 30 Jun 2014 - 02:40 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
handshake4.jpgjpg handshake4.jpg manage 168 K 30 Apr 2021 - 02:31 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
handshake5.jpgjpg handshake5.jpg manage 242 K 10 Oct 2018 - 01:47 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.
handshake6.jpgjpg handshake6.jpg manage 66 K 18 Oct 2013 - 22:09 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
handshake7.JPGJPG handshake7.JPG manage 53 K 29 Jan 2014 - 03:52 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
handshake8.JPGJPG handshake8.JPG manage 91 K 29 Jan 2014 - 03:54 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
Topic revision: r28 - 11 Apr 2023, SharleneSutter
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