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■(TB) 'Passion Flower'

1991, Byers

'Passion Flower' (Monty Byers, R. 1989). Seedling# D221-1-B. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards coral pink lightly infused orchid pink in center, suffused yellow gold rim; orchid styles, yellow crests; falls crystalline orchid, violet texture veining overall, suffused yellow gold rim, gold hafts and pink infusion spread out and down from around pinkish orange beard, white horns. 'Beverly Sills' X ('Sky Hooks' x 'Condottiere'). Moonshine Gardens 1991.

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From AIS Bulletin #281 April 1991 Introducing PASSION FLOWER-TB. BEVERLY SILLS X (SKY HOOKS x CONDOTTIERE). Coral pink S. infused orchid pink with suffused gold rim; crystalline, texture veined orchid F rimmed with suffused gold, gold hafts and has an infusion of pink which spreads out and down from around pinkish orange b.; white horns. Short on buds but the flowers are absolutely gorgeous both the form and the luscious, exotic coloring. Breathtaking! $35.00. Moonshine Gardens.


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.

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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-03-03
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Passion-FlowerN.jpgjpg Passion-FlowerN.jpg manage 20 K 23 Oct 2011 - 17:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
PassionFlower01.jpgjpg PassionFlower01.jpg manage 127 K 28 Feb 2017 - 19:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
PassionFlower02.JPGJPG PassionFlower02.JPG manage 63 K 07 Apr 2014 - 15:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PassionFlower03.JPGJPG PassionFlower03.JPG manage 63 K 07 Apr 2014 - 15:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PassionFlower05.jpgjpg PassionFlower05.jpg manage 58 K 07 Apr 2014 - 15:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PassionFlower5.jpgjpg PassionFlower5.jpg manage 61 K 25 Jan 2021 - 20:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
PassionFlowerIF.jpgjpg PassionFlowerIF.jpg manage 29 K 28 Nov 2011 - 20:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
passion Flower2.jpgjpg passion Flower2.jpg manage 60 K 03 Apr 2023 - 23:35 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
passion02.jpgjpg passion02.jpg manage 77 K 17 Mar 2015 - 23:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
passionflower01.jpgjpg passionflower01.jpg manage 65 K 10 Nov 2014 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
passionflower02.jpgjpg passionflower02.jpg manage 625 K 04 Jan 2016 - 14:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
passionflower06.JPGJPG passionflower06.JPG manage 89 K 04 Jul 2014 - 15:21 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
passionflower3.jpgjpg passionflower3.jpg manage 48 K 06 Apr 2013 - 16:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
Topic revision: r24 - 04 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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