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■(TB) 'Picante'

1997, Ghio

'Picante' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1996) Seedling# 92-98P2. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Rosy red fuchsia self; beards tangerine. Seedling# 90-102K: ('Quito' x ((((('Louise Watts' x ('Ghost Story' x 'Ponderosa')) x seedling# 76-37F: ('Ballet In Orange' x seedling# 73-122Z: ('Hi Top' x ('Ponderosa' x 'Travel On') x 'Peace Offering')))) x ('Blaze Of Fire' x seedling# 76-37F)) x (((('Flareup' x seedling# 73-122Z) x seedling# 76-37F) x ('Preface' sibling x ('Old Flame' x 'Pink Angel'))) x (seedling# 76-110B x 'Toastmaster'))) x 'Caracas')) X seedling# 90-132B: (((('Lady Friend' x ('Flareup' x ('Capitation' x 'Coffee House'))) x 'Battle Hymn' sibling) x (('Homecoming Queen' x seedling# 76-110B: (('Malaysia' x 'Carolina Honey') x seedling# 73-122Z)) x 'Esmeralda' sibling)) x (('Romantic Mood' sibling x seedling# 82-16G3, pod parent of 'Bygone Era') x 'Lightning Bolt')). Bay View 1997. Honorable Mention 1999.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1997: PICANTE, 38 inches, early to mid season. $35.00. Ever closer to the illusive red from tangerine breeding. A very smooth rosy fuchsia red, very close the cherry red self. Tangerine beard with neat ruffling and super buds and branching. Extremely vigorous and adaptable as typical of Lady Friend progeny. No. 92-98P2: (Quito x (((((L. Watts x (Ghost Story x P.)) x 76-37F: (Ballet in Orange x 73-1222))) x (Blaze of Fire x 76-37F)) x ((((Flareup x 73-1222) x 76-37F) X (Preface sib x (Old Flame x Pink Angel))) x (76-11 OBB x Toastmaster))) x Caracas) X ((((Lady Friend x (Flareup x (Capitation x Coffee House))) x Battle Hymn sib) x ((HC Queen x 76-11 OBB x Esmeralda sib)) x ((Romantic Mood sib x 82-16G3, pod parent of Bygone Era) x Lightning Bolt)).


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
Picante.jpegjpeg Picante.jpeg manage 89 K 09 Mar 2024 - 19:07 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden May 18, 2023, Finksburg, MD.
Picante311006.jpgjpg Picante311006.jpg manage 28 K 11 Nov 2010 - 23:16 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
PicanteEI.jpgjpg PicanteEI.jpg manage 57 K 17 Dec 2012 - 19:14 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
PicanteNN.jpgjpg PicanteNN.jpg manage 32 K 09 Nov 2011 - 19:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
picante01.jpegjpeg picante01.jpeg manage 70 K 05 Sep 2014 - 03:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
picante02.jpgjpg picante02.jpg manage 78 K 17 Nov 2014 - 20:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
picante03.jpgjpg picante03.jpg manage 302 K 01 Dec 2019 - 14:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
picante4.jpgjpg picante4.jpg manage 47 K 06 Apr 2013 - 17:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
picante5.jpgjpg picante5.jpg manage 66 K 25 Aug 2013 - 00:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
picante51.jpgjpg picante51.jpg manage 109 K 23 Mar 2021 - 11:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
picante8.JPGJPG picante8.JPG manage 134 K 12 Jan 2024 - 03:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
Topic revision: r28 - 09 Mar 2024, davepote
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