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■(TB) 'Opposites'

2013, Trio

'Opposites' (Shirley Trio, R. 2013) Seedling# SXMM. TB, 33 (84 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards white, gold edge; style arms white, gold fringe and edge; falls dark blue-purple surrounded by lighter band of blue, white blaze surrounded by cerulean-blue, few chocolate lines radiating out from heart; beards gold. 'Starring' X 'Midnight Moonlight'. Fleur de Lis Garden 2012. Honorable Mention 2015, Award of Merit 2017.

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Photo by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.Photo by Larry Lauer-LauerPhoto by Pilmore GardensPhoto by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS ConventionPhoto by Pat CanterPhoto by Pat CanterPhoto by NolaPhoto by NolaPhoto by Colin Campbell-Iris Hills FarmPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by IRIS 4 U GardenPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Ken Walker; my garden


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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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07 *'Opposites' was planted in late summer, produced 5 fans in spring of 2015 with 3 bloom stalks, one with 5 blooms, one with 2 and one with 4 - total of 11, impressive with my soil conditions. Pictures are very representative of mine, beard very gold against white markings, falls are deep blue and areas of almost blue-black. The very nice thing to see is the gold thread on edges of the standards and on the style-arms. -- LindaVacchiery - 2015-06-30
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Opposites01.JPGJPG Opposites01.JPG manage 109 K 14 Mar 2016 - 15:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.
Opposites02.jpgjpg Opposites02.jpg manage 117 K 31 Oct 2016 - 14:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
Opposites09.jpgjpg Opposites09.jpg manage 68 K 02 Nov 2021 - 02:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Opposites090.jpgjpg Opposites090.jpg manage 80 K 02 Nov 2021 - 02:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Opposites9.jpgjpg Opposites9.jpg manage 116 K 25 Apr 2021 - 01:28 TerryLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
Opposites_KWW.jpgjpg Opposites_KWW.jpg manage 51 K 21 Jan 2017 - 03:28 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; my garden
opposites02.jpgjpg opposites02.jpg manage 43 K 30 Apr 2015 - 03:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
opposites03.jpgjpg opposites03.jpg manage 84 K 30 Jul 2015 - 19:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
opposites04.JPGJPG opposites04.JPG manage 53 K 03 Oct 2015 - 14:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
opposites05.JPGJPG opposites05.JPG manage 67 K 05 Oct 2015 - 20:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
opposites1.jpgjpg opposites1.jpg manage 17 K 18 Jan 2016 - 22:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell-Iris Hills Farm
opposites2.jpgjpg opposites2.jpg manage 258 K 10 Jul 2019 - 02:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
opposites3.jpgjpg opposites3.jpg manage 256 K 10 Jul 2019 - 03:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
opposites4.jpgjpg opposites4.jpg manage 77 K 29 Jul 2019 - 19:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
opposites9.JPGJPG opposites9.JPG manage 141 K 25 Jun 2022 - 19:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r23 - 25 Jun 2022, TerryLaurin
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