■(TB) 'Latin Lover'
, R. 1969). Seedling# 64-16. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class ~RV3PF. Standards light lavender-pink; falls grape wine with light lavender-pink rim; tangerine beard; ruffled. (Involving pink amoena seedlings x 'Whole Cloth'
) X 'Wine And Roses'
. Shoop 1969. Honorable Mention 1970; Award of Merit 1972.
| LATIN LOVER (Shoop '69). Midseason. 36". Lavender-pink standards, ruffled and closed. Grape-wine falls with a distinctive lavender-pink rim on the top and reverse side of the ruffled, flaring falls. Tangerine beard. Good substance and form. An exciting new bicolor. Good stalk and plant. 64-16 (Long line of pink amoena seedlings x Whole Cloth) X Wine and Roses. HC '68 34 votes. $25.00. George Shoop.
| LATIN LOVER (Shoop) - use this to jazz up your garden. Clean rich colors, with medium to deep pink standards and wine falls, finished with a touch of lace. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 36.]
| Historic Iris Preservation Society link.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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