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■(TB) 'Houdini'

1984, Maryott

'Houdini' (William Maryott, R. 1984). Seedling# G1738LK. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled velvety deep red black; self beard. 'Midnight Special' X sweedling# E34C: (('Prophecy' x 'Gypsy Belle') x 'Intuition'). Maryott's Gardens 1985. Honorable Mention 1987; Favorite Guest 1987.

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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
Houdini01.jpgjpg Houdini01.jpg manage 177 K 28 Feb 2017 - 13:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Houdini02.jpgjpg Houdini02.jpg manage 63 K 27 Mar 2014 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Houdini03.jpgjpg Houdini03.jpg manage 65 K 27 Mar 2014 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Houdini04.jpgjpg Houdini04.jpg manage 67 K 27 Mar 2014 - 02:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Houdini1.jpgjpg Houdini1.jpg manage 28 K 20 Jul 2017 - 02:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
Houdini2.jpgjpg Houdini2.jpg manage 166 K 17 Sep 2017 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
HoudiniNN.jpgjpg HoudiniNN.jpg manage 23 K 07 Nov 2011 - 22:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
HoudiniSI.JPGJPG HoudiniSI.JPG manage 301 K 16 Apr 2019 - 16:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
houdini01.jpgjpg houdini01.jpg manage 25 K 15 Nov 2014 - 16:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
houdini02.jpgjpg houdini02.jpg manage 60 K 29 Jun 2015 - 13:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
houdini03.jpgjpg houdini03.jpg manage 54 K 03 Sep 2015 - 18:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
houdini04.jpgjpg houdini04.jpg manage 621 K 02 Jan 2016 - 04:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
houdini3.jpgjpg houdini3.jpg manage 51 K 03 Apr 2013 - 03:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
houdini_66.jpgjpg houdini_66.jpg manage 72 K 05 Dec 2010 - 01:16 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
houdinirhoades.jpgjpg houdinirhoades.jpg manage 264 K 28 Jan 2022 - 16:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
houdinirhoades1.JPGJPG houdinirhoades1.JPG manage 237 K 19 Jun 2022 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
Topic revision: r25 - 11 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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