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■(TB) 'Island Fiesta'

1979, Plough

'Island Fiesta' (Gordon Plough, R. 1978). Seedling# 74-72-4. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards solid bluebird blue (042/3); falls white with brushed overall pattern of blue (042/1& 042/2), hafts edged barium yellow (053/1); barium yellow beard. 'Pencil Sketch' X 'Sketch Me'. Eden Road 1979.

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island fiesta 64.jpgisland fiesta 66.jpgislandfiesta01.JPGislandfiesta02.JPGislandfiesta03.JPGislandfiesta9.JPGIslandFiestaEI.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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IslandFiestaEI.jpgjpg IslandFiestaEI.jpg manage 33 K 13 Dec 2012 - 22:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
island_fiesta_64.jpgjpg island_fiesta_64.jpg manage 69 K 30 Nov 2010 - 00:52 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
island_fiesta_66.jpgjpg island_fiesta_66.jpg manage 65 K 30 Nov 2010 - 00:53 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
islandfiesta01.JPGJPG islandfiesta01.JPG manage 68 K 28 Sep 2015 - 20:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
islandfiesta02.JPGJPG islandfiesta02.JPG manage 58 K 02 Oct 2015 - 22:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
islandfiesta03.JPGJPG islandfiesta03.JPG manage 79 K 24 May 2022 - 21:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
islandfiesta9.JPGJPG islandfiesta9.JPG manage 343 K 01 Feb 2021 - 12:43 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 24 May 2022, TLaurin
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