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■(TB) 'Lilac Treat'

1970, Niswonger

'Lilac Treat' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1969). Seedling 4-65. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class V1L, Lilac self; tangerine-red beard. 'Rippling Waters' X 'Lovely Letty'. Niswonger, Top o' the Ridge 1970. High Commendation 1969; Honorable Mention 1971; Award of Merit 1974.

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Lilac Treat flPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto scanned from the 1975 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing DANCING JEWEL (Roe '70). LILAC TREAT. Sdlg. 4-65. Rippling Waters X Lovely Letty. VIL, M. TB, 34". HC '69. Fertile both ways. A clean lilac self with beautiful form, exquisite ruffles and set off with a deep red beard. The falls are semi-flared and become more horizontal as the bloom ages and finally folds upward when the bloom is finished. It has produced some outstanding seedlings. It can be seen at the New York AIS Convention. $25.00. Cape Iris Gardens.
From Alan Harper’s Top O’ The Ridge catalog,1971: LILAC TREAT (Niswonger 1970) TB 34" M V1L RIPPLING WATERS X LOVELY LETTY HC '69-'70. Lilac with red beard. Emphasis on form, with wide parts, gorgeous ruffling and "proper" flaring. Third among favorite Guest Iris at New York. $25.00


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LilacTreat01.JPGJPG LilacTreat01.JPG manage 79 K 25 Nov 2014 - 23:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LilacTreat02.JPGJPG LilacTreat02.JPG manage 82 K 22 Aug 2021 - 01:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LilacTreatBHI.jpgjpg LilacTreatBHI.jpg manage 90 K 19 Nov 2011 - 15:42 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Lilac_Treat_fl.JPGJPG Lilac_Treat_fl.JPG manage 72 K 13 Aug 2012 - 12:53 IrisP  
lilactreat01.jpgjpg lilactreat01.jpg manage 166 K 31 Mar 2016 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
lilactreat3.jpgjpg lilactreat3.jpg manage 59 K 11 Nov 2013 - 12:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
lilactreat9.JPGJPG lilactreat9.JPG manage 389 K 04 Oct 2020 - 02:45 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1975 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 28 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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