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■(TB) 'Penguin Party'

2010, Johnson

'Penguin Party' (Thomas Johnson, 2010) Seedling# Tw139YY. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards near solid purple-black; style arms inky purple-black; falls white ground, deep inky purple-black plicata band; beards lemon in throat, deep blue at end; spicy fragrance. 'Storm Track' X 'Blackberry Tease'. Mid-America 2010. Honorable Mention 2012.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2010: PENGUIN PARTY (T.Johnson ‘10) TB Midseason 34” (86cm). Look at all the cute little penguins decked out in their tuxedos, it must be a Penguin Party. These highly contrasted flowers represent another step forward in the quest for a vigorous black and white plicata. The near black color of the standards repeats in a band around stark white, strongly flared falls. Well-branched stalks have 7 buds. Makes very showy clumps that draw people to it. Sdlg. TW139YY: Storm Track X Blackberry Tease. BONUS.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-28
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PENGUINPARTY01.jpgjpg PENGUINPARTY01.jpg manage 215 K 15 Jul 2020 - 20:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
PENGUINPARTY02.jpgjpg PENGUINPARTY02.jpg manage 214 K 15 Jul 2020 - 20:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
PENGUINPARTY9.jpgjpg PENGUINPARTY9.jpg manage 258 K 02 Apr 2021 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
PENGUIN_PARTY_Bonus.jpgjpg PENGUIN_PARTY_Bonus.jpg manage 31 K 28 Jan 2010 - 17:55 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
PenguinParty01.JPGJPG PenguinParty01.JPG manage 127 K 14 Mar 2016 - 15:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.
PenguinParty5.jpgjpg PenguinParty5.jpg manage 43 K 29 Nov 2013 - 16:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Penguin_Party_KWW.jpgjpg Penguin_Party_KWW.jpg manage 55 K 20 Jan 2017 - 04:22 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; AIS 2012 Convention
penguin01.JPGJPG penguin01.JPG manage 79 K 19 Mar 2015 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Will Plotner
penguin02.JPGJPG penguin02.JPG manage 55 K 19 Mar 2015 - 03:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
penguinparty01.JPGJPG penguinparty01.JPG manage 54 K 05 Sep 2014 - 02:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
penguinparty02.JPGJPG penguinparty02.JPG manage 85 K 17 May 2014 - 14:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Tara Perennial Farm-Owen Sound-Ontario-Canada
penguinparty03.jpgjpg penguinparty03.jpg manage 68 K 28 Aug 2015 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
penguinparty04.JPGJPG penguinparty04.JPG manage 60 K 26 Sep 2015 - 19:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
penguinparty05.JPGJPG penguinparty05.JPG manage 59 K 03 Oct 2015 - 14:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
penguinparty06.jpgjpg penguinparty06.jpg manage 688 K 04 Jan 2016 - 15:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
penguinparty07.JPGJPG penguinparty07.JPG manage 460 K 14 Feb 2019 - 16:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Tara Perennial Farm-Owen Sound-Ontario-Canada
penguinparty08.JPGJPG penguinparty08.JPG manage 806 K 20 Feb 2019 - 16:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
penguinparty09.JPGJPG penguinparty09.JPG manage 851 K 20 Feb 2019 - 16:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
penguinparty1.jpgjpg penguinparty1.jpg manage 132 K 05 Apr 2016 - 15:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
penguinparty2.jpgjpg penguinparty2.jpg manage 56 K 06 Apr 2013 - 17:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
penguinparty3.jpgjpg penguinparty3.jpg manage 68 K 12 May 2013 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
penguinparty4.JPGJPG penguinparty4.JPG manage 59 K 20 Nov 2013 - 20:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
penguinparty6.jpgjpg penguinparty6.jpg manage 56 K 10 Feb 2014 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
Topic revision: r37 - 17 Dec 2022, TLaurin
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