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■(TB) 'Honey Mocha'

1980, Luihn

'Honey Mocha' (Walter Luihn, R. 1979). Seedling# 77-30. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards lightly laced mocha brown; falls laced and fluted mocha with honey wash on shoulders which spills down falls; bronze beard tipped mocha. ('Pride of Ireland' x 'New Moon') X 'Solano'. Luihn 1980.

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From AIS Bulletin #237 April 1980 Introducing HONEY MOCHA (Walt Luihn '80). #77-30. TH, 36", M-L. (Pride of Ireland x New Moon) X Solano. Here is 'that brown' which so many of you have tried to describe as to exact color. We thank all of you who suggested names for this beauty. After much consideration, we feel that HONEY MOCHA best describes it. This wide, tall and heavily-substanced self is the color of a yummy chocolate-mocha cake. The mocha brown standards are lightly laced: and the wide and flaring falls are laced and fluted, accented by a thick, plush bronze beard, tipped mocha. To further enhance the falls, the shoulders are washed with a light coating of pure honey, which spills down the falls, giving a delectable, glistening effect. True to its pollen parent's heritage. the stiff. ram-rod stems, good branching and bud count, and excellent plant habit all contribute to its overall appeal. For those of you who are breeding for 'greens', we feel this might be a step in the right direction. $25.00. Luihn's 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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Honey-MochaCT.jpgjpg Honey-MochaCT.jpg manage 37 K 30 Oct 2011 - 15:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
HoneyMocha01.JPGJPG HoneyMocha01.JPG manage 62 K 24 Nov 2014 - 22:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HoneyMocha_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg HoneyMocha_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 74 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:06 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
honeymocha01.JPGJPG honeymocha01.JPG manage 114 K 20 Apr 2020 - 14:34 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1990 Roris Gardens catalog by Terry Laurin
honeymocha02.JPGJPG honeymocha02.JPG manage 296 K 29 Oct 2020 - 21:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
honeymocha03.JPGJPG honeymocha03.JPG manage 356 K 21 Jan 2021 - 20:46 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
honeymocha3.jpgjpg honeymocha3.jpg manage 37 K 03 Apr 2013 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
Topic revision: r18 - 28 Jul 2023, davepote
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