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■(TB) 'Night Affair'

1983, Luihn

'Night Affair' (Walter Luihn, R. 1981). Seedling# 77-21. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to very late bloom. Fluted and ruffled aconite violet (HCC 937/2) with very faint striations from beard; beard yellow deep in throat, shading to blue violet. 'Navy Strut' X 'Contempo'. Keppel 1983. Honorable Mention 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing NIGHT AFFAIR ML 38" A dark and smooth, glistening royal violet self. Faintly paler area near beards, which are deep blue, becoming yellow in the throat. Deeply fluted and ruffled flowers with falls that arch or flare strongly. Three branches plus terminal. $25.00. Keith Keppel.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
NightAffair01.JPGJPG NightAffair01.JPG manage 76 K 27 Nov 2014 - 04:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
NightAffair02.JPGJPG NightAffair02.JPG manage 88 K 25 Aug 2021 - 14:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
NightAffair02.jpgjpg NightAffair02.jpg manage 137 K 28 Feb 2017 - 19:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
NightAffair12BHI.jpgjpg NightAffair12BHI.jpg manage 81 K 27 Apr 2012 - 17:17 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
NightAffairAA.jpgjpg NightAffairAA.jpg manage 69 K 06 Mar 2011 - 18:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
NightAffairIF.jpgjpg NightAffairIF.jpg manage 31 K 28 Nov 2011 - 19:58 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
nightaffair04.JPGJPG nightaffair04.JPG manage 74 K 03 Jul 2014 - 20:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
nightaffair5.JPGJPG nightaffair5.JPG manage 176 K 29 Jun 2023 - 00:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
nightaffair9.JPGJPG nightaffair9.JPG manage 384 K 28 Jan 2021 - 23:03 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r21 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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