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■(TB) 'Perfect Pitch'

1992, Gatty

'Perfect Pitch' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1991). Seedling# T36-3. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards dark violet (M&P 46-K-12); falls fluorite violet (darker than 46-L-12); beards marine purple (46-G-12) tipped chrome yellow (9-L-7) deep in throat; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling# Q31-1: ('Black Dragon' x 'Swirling Seas') X 'Stormy Night'. Keppel 1992. Honorable Metion 1994.

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Photo by NolaPhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by John BrucePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto taken at 1993 AIS Fort Worth Convention by Verna Laurin at the Botanical GardenPhoto scanned from the 2003 Cooley


From AIS Bulletin #284 January 1992 Introducing PERFECT PITCH (Gatty) ML 36" ((Black Dragon x Swirling Seas) X Stormy Night). Sooty dark violet, generously ruffled. $35.00. 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.

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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Perfect-PitchN.jpgjpg Perfect-PitchN.jpg manage 44 K 23 Oct 2011 - 17:37 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
PerfectPitch01.JPGJPG PerfectPitch01.JPG manage 65 K 03 Dec 2014 - 04:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PerfectPitch02.JPGJPG PerfectPitch02.JPG manage 67 K 07 Apr 2014 - 19:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PerfectPitch12BHI.jpgjpg PerfectPitch12BHI.jpg manage 71 K 28 Apr 2012 - 23:52 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Perfect_Pitch.jpgjpg Perfect_Pitch.jpg manage 31 K 07 Jan 2010 - 01:07 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
perfect02.jpgjpg perfect02.jpg manage 59 K 23 Mar 2015 - 00:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
perfectpitch1.jpegjpeg perfectpitch1.jpeg manage 146 K 27 Dec 2015 - 03:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
perfectpitch5.jpgjpg perfectpitch5.jpg manage 69 K 13 Nov 2013 - 16:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
perfectpitch7.JPGJPG perfectpitch7.JPG manage 200 K 23 Apr 2023 - 18:16 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1993 AIS Fort Worth Convention by Verna Laurin at the Botanical Garden
perfectpitch9.JPGJPG perfectpitch9.JPG manage 365 K 15 Jan 2021 - 15:23 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r22 - 23 Apr 2023, TerryLaurin
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