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■(TB) 'Kiss'

1971, Knocke

'Kiss' (Frederick Knocke, R. 1971). Seedling# K-155. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. White ground plicata stitched blue-violet; violet beard. 'Space Ship' X 'Tea Apron'. Knocke 1971. High Commendation 1970; Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing KISS. Sdlg. K-155. TB. 30". M. Space Ship X Tea Apron. Light violet-blue plicata. There are larger irises, but none more beautiful than this ruffled charmer. Excellent branching. Plant in balance. HC '70. $25.00. Frederick Knocke.


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
Kiss 2007.JPGJPG Kiss 2007.JPG manage 74 K 09 Apr 2024 - 13:36 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
Kiss 2008-3.JPGJPG Kiss 2008-3.JPG manage 62 K 09 Apr 2024 - 13:36 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
Kiss 2020-1.jpgjpg Kiss 2020-1.jpg manage 71 K 09 Apr 2024 - 13:38 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
Kiss 6-3-1.JPGJPG Kiss 6-3-1.JPG manage 60 K 09 Apr 2024 - 13:35 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
Kiss_1971_TB.jpgjpg Kiss_1971_TB.jpg manage 62 K 30 Nov 2011 - 13:13 UnknownUser Photo by Pierre Anfosso - France
kiss01.jpgjpg kiss01.jpg manage 139 K 05 Apr 2017 - 13:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
kiss02.jpgjpg kiss02.jpg manage 101 K 10 Jun 2014 - 20:51 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
kiss1.jpgjpg kiss1.jpg manage 121 K 29 Mar 2016 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r16 - 09 Apr 2024, Ladylovingdove
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