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■(TB) 'Perfect Couple'

1984, Ghio

'Perfect Couple' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1983) Seedling #78-106-D. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early bloom and rebloom. Standards mid-blue; falls white with slight blue cast; light yellow beard. Seedling #75-188G: ('Surf Rider' x ('Sea Venture' x 'Mystique')) X seedling #75-173-O: ('Crushed Velvet' x 'Intuition'). Maryott's Gardens 1984. Exhibition Certificate 1982; Exhibition Certificate 1983.

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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.

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-11-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Perfect-CoupleNN.jpgjpg Perfect-CoupleNN.jpg manage 39 K 09 Nov 2011 - 18:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
PerfectCouple01.jpgjpg PerfectCouple01.jpg manage 61 K 07 Apr 2015 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
PerfectCouple201005.jpgjpg PerfectCouple201005.jpg manage 20 K 11 Nov 2010 - 23:14 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
PerfectCouple5.jpgjpg PerfectCouple5.jpg manage 499 K 19 Jan 2017 - 16:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
PerfectCouple6.jpgjpg PerfectCouple6.jpg manage 56 K 19 Oct 2013 - 16:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
PerfectCouple9.jpgjpg PerfectCouple9.jpg manage 235 K 27 Sep 2021 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Barnes- Iris Australis-Australia
Perfect_Couple.jpgjpg Perfect_Couple.jpg manage 89 K 28 Jun 2014 - 04:20 LynDC Photo by Lyn DC, NZ
perfect02.jpgjpg perfect02.jpg manage 75 K 19 Mar 2015 - 21:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
perfect_couple_66.jpgjpg perfect_couple_66.jpg manage 74 K 25 Dec 2010 - 00:46 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
perfect_couple_68.jpgjpg perfect_couple_68.jpg manage 74 K 25 Dec 2010 - 00:47 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
perfectcouple01.jpgjpg perfectcouple01.jpg manage 84 K 23 Oct 2015 - 01:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
perfectcouple9.JPGJPG perfectcouple9.JPG manage 67 K 27 Aug 2021 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r26 - 13 Mar 2023, dougchyz
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