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■(TB) 'Let's Be Friends'

2002, Christopherson

'Let's Be Friends' (Vincent Christopherson, R. 2001). Seedling# L5-107A. TB, 31" (79 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light purple paling to yellow tan rim; style arms yellow, stigma lavender; falls white ground, purple luminata wash; beards yellow with rust hair tips, white base; slight sweet fragrance. 'Spirit World' X 'Ominous Stranger'. Argyle Acres 2002. Honorable Mention 2006.

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From AIS Bulletin #325 April 2002 Introducing LET'S BE FRIENDS TB 31" M. Nice form and ruffles; great branching and bud count provide appeal. Light purple standards pale to yellow tan rims. White grounded falls are luminata washed rich dark purple. Beard hairs are yellow with rust tips. A dependable bloomer. Slight sweet fragrance. Fertile both ways. Sdlg L5-1 07A. Spirit World X Ominous'Stranger. $40. Argyle Acres.


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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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-03-13
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LetsBeFriends-2013-1.jpgjpg LetsBeFriends-2013-1.jpg manage 47 K 08 Dec 2015 - 17:00 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
LetsBeFriends-2015-5.JPGJPG LetsBeFriends-2015-5.JPG manage 48 K 08 Dec 2015 - 17:00 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
LetsBeFriends-2015-6.JPGJPG LetsBeFriends-2015-6.JPG manage 49 K 08 Dec 2015 - 17:00 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
LetsBeFriends02.JPGJPG LetsBeFriends02.JPG manage 77 K 28 Mar 2014 - 22:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
LetsBeFriends03.JPGJPG LetsBeFriends03.JPG manage 79 K 28 Mar 2014 - 22:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
LetsBeFriends04.JPGJPG LetsBeFriends04.JPG manage 213 K 25 Aug 2016 - 21:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
LetsBeFriends05.JPGJPG LetsBeFriends05.JPG manage 150 K 07 Dec 2016 - 03:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
LetsBeFriends8.JPGJPG LetsBeFriends8.JPG manage 72 K 07 Aug 2013 - 19:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
Lets_Be_Friends_Medium_Web_view.jpgjpg Lets_Be_Friends_Medium_Web_view.jpg manage 66 K 04 Nov 2010 - 05:40 Main.danholt Growing in Texas, Zone 8a. Photo by Dan Holt
Lets_Be_Friends_TB_4-24-2010_s.jpgjpg Lets_Be_Friends_TB_4-24-2010_s.jpg manage 66 K 09 May 2010 - 19:42 Main.janlauritzen taken on 2010 SFVIS Trek in So. Cal.
Lets_Be_Friends_TB_s.jpgjpg Lets_Be_Friends_TB_s.jpg manage 69 K 09 May 2010 - 19:41 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my garden in Southern CA
lets_be_friends-X2.jpgjpg lets_be_friends-X2.jpg manage 236 K 18 Feb 2016 - 23:37 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
lets_be_friends_66.jpgjpg lets_be_friends_66.jpg manage 71 K 12 Dec 2010 - 00:17 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
letsbe01.JPGJPG letsbe01.JPG manage 77 K 09 Mar 2015 - 12:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
letsbe02.JPGJPG letsbe02.JPG manage 81 K 09 Mar 2015 - 12:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
letsbe03.jpgjpg letsbe03.jpg manage 75 K 09 Mar 2015 - 12:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
letsbe04.jpgjpg letsbe04.jpg manage 68 K 09 Mar 2015 - 12:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
letsbe05.jpgjpg letsbe05.jpg manage 105 K 13 Jun 2015 - 21:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
letsbefriends01.jpgjpg letsbefriends01.jpg manage 48 K 31 Jul 2014 - 16:00 Main.TLaurin photo by Nola's Iris Garden
letsbefriends02.jpgjpg letsbefriends02.jpg manage 69 K 11 Nov 2014 - 22:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
letsbefriends04.jpgjpg letsbefriends04.jpg manage 50 K 03 May 2014 - 23:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wildwood Gardens
letsbefriends09.JPGJPG letsbefriends09.JPG manage 204 K 25 Feb 2020 - 15:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
letsbefriends10.JPGJPG letsbefriends10.JPG manage 50 K 20 Nov 2013 - 18:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
letsbefriends3.JPGJPG letsbefriends3.JPG manage 169 K 08 Jan 2019 - 22:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
letsbefriends4.JPGJPG letsbefriends4.JPG manage 340 K 23 Jan 2020 - 03:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
letsbefriends7.JPGJPG letsbefriends7.JPG manage 80 K 22 Jun 2013 - 20:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
letsbefriends9.jpgjpg letsbefriends9.jpg manage 73 K 11 Nov 2013 - 12:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
letsbefriendsAA.jpgjpg letsbefriendsAA.jpg manage 43 K 17 Feb 2011 - 00:32 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
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