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■(TB) 'Merlot'

1999, Schreiner

'Merlot' (Schreiner, R. 1999). Seedling# EE 297-B. TB, 37" (94 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Blended hyacinth violet and cherry red (RHS 59A); style arms violet and red, lip yellow; beards violet, hair tips yellow at end. 'Cannonball' X 'Mulberry Punch'. Schreiner 1999. Honorable Mention 2001; Award of Merit 2003.

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Photo by Betty JacobsMerloBHPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Kent PfeifferPhoto by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-ItalyPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.Photo by Blue J IrisPhoto by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-FrancePhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Amazing Iris Garden-New ZealandPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by IRIS 4 U GardenPhoto by IRIS 4 U Gardenphoto by Kent PfeifferPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Iris OasisPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by BillPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaTaken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MOtaken at the AIS Portland National in 2006Merlot flPhoto by Ken Walker; St. JohnPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenTaken in my garden in zone 5b on May 28, 2008Picture by Snowpeak IrisPhoto by The Iris Fan
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Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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
DSCN0926.JPGJPG DSCN0926.JPG manage 67 K 06 Apr 2010 - 04:59 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
MERLOT01.JPGJPG MERLOT01.JPG manage 69 K 15 Aug 2014 - 19:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-Italy
MERLOT02.jpgjpg MERLOT02.jpg manage 144 K 07 Dec 2015 - 04:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
MerloBH.jpgjpg MerloBH.jpg manage 57 K 26 Jan 2020 - 16:29 BetsyHiggins  
Merlot.JPGJPG Merlot.JPG manage 73 K 27 Feb 2010 - 22:27 KentPfeiffer Photo by Kent Pfeiffer
Merlot01.jpgjpg Merlot01.jpg manage 112 K 11 Oct 2018 - 02:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.
Merlot02.JPGJPG Merlot02.JPG manage 70 K 31 Mar 2014 - 03:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Merlot08.JPGJPG Merlot08.JPG manage 55 K 05 Mar 2010 - 15:44 KentPfeiffer photo by Kent Pfeiffer
Merlot13.JPGJPG Merlot13.JPG manage 60 K 07 Aug 2013 - 20:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
Merlot_KWW.jpgjpg Merlot_KWW.jpg manage 55 K 12 Jan 2017 - 18:57 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; St. John's Episcopal Church, Tulare, CA; AIS 2004 Convention
Merlot_TB_Schreiners_1999.jpgjpg Merlot_TB_Schreiners_1999.jpg manage 58 K 21 Sep 2014 - 01:01 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Merlot_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Merlot_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 70 K 06 Nov 2010 - 22:10 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
Merlot_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg Merlot_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 70 K 08 Feb 2012 - 07:07 Main.janlauritzen taken at the AIS Portland National in 2006
Merlot_fl.jpgjpg Merlot_fl.jpg manage 66 K 03 Apr 2011 - 06:24 IrisP  
Merlotkp8.JPGJPG Merlotkp8.JPG manage 74 K 07 Jan 2013 - 17:53 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden in zone 5b on May 28, 2008
merlot-X2.jpgjpg merlot-X2.jpg manage 201 K 18 Feb 2016 - 23:41 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
merlot01.jpgjpg merlot01.jpg manage 67 K 10 Nov 2014 - 22:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
merlot02.jpgjpg merlot02.jpg manage 46 K 28 Dec 2014 - 03:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
merlot03.JPGJPG merlot03.JPG manage 95 K 16 May 2014 - 00:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
merlot04.JPGJPG merlot04.JPG manage 79 K 16 May 2014 - 00:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
merlot05.jpgjpg merlot05.jpg manage 11 K 03 Sep 2015 - 20:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
merlot06.jpgjpg merlot06.jpg manage 54 K 07 Sep 2015 - 03:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
merlot07.jpgjpg merlot07.jpg manage 80 K 21 Sep 2015 - 22:13 TerryLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
merlot071.jpgjpg merlot071.jpg manage 198 K 24 Apr 2021 - 20:05 TerryLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
merlot08.JPGJPG merlot08.JPG manage 317 K 01 Mar 2019 - 23:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
merlot10.jpgjpg merlot10.jpg manage 49 K 05 Apr 2013 - 19:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
merlot12.jpgjpg merlot12.jpg manage 73 K 16 Jul 2013 - 15:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
merlot14.jpgjpg merlot14.jpg manage 61 K 12 Nov 2013 - 16:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
merlot15.jpgjpg merlot15.jpg manage 71 K 03 Mar 2014 - 17:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
merlot5.jpgjpg merlot5.jpg manage 255 K 06 Feb 2020 - 14:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
merlot6.jpgjpg merlot6.jpg manage 156 K 05 Jan 2018 - 23:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
merlot7.jpgjpg merlot7.jpg manage 215 K 29 Nov 2017 - 15:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
merlot8.JPGJPG merlot8.JPG manage 38 K 27 May 2013 - 15:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Bill's Iris Gardens
merlot9.JPGJPG merlot9.JPG manage 191 K 01 Feb 2024 - 13:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
merlotSPI.jpgjpg merlotSPI.jpg manage 65 K 25 Mar 2010 - 16:40 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
merlotTIF.jpgjpg merlotTIF.jpg manage 21 K 05 Dec 2011 - 16:53 BetsyHiggins Photo by The Iris Fan
Topic revision: r51 - 01 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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