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■(TB) 'Puzzled'

2015, Johnson

'Puzzled' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2015), Seedling TD181B. TB, 37" (94 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards and style arms peach-orange; falls lavender-maroon, deep maroon wash; beards orange. Parentage unknown. 2015 Mid-America. Honorable Mention 2017.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2015: PUZZLED (T.Johnson ‘15) TB Midseason-Late 37” (94 cm). Yes, it will always be a puzzle as to what the parentage is since the tag was lost. ‘Puzzled’ is such a unique creation that most people won’t care. Standards are buttery peach with orangish texture veins. Wide and ruffled falls are an interesting irregular maroon wash over light lavender ground blending lighter toward edges. Beards are dark orange. Show stalks have ample buds. Growth is strong and increase abundant. Sdlg. TD81B: Born This Way sib. $55.00.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PUZZLED4.JPGJPG PUZZLED4.JPG manage 421 K 12 Dec 2018 - 16:40 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
puzzled01.jpgjpg puzzled01.jpg manage 64 K 18 Feb 2015 - 15:56 UnknownUser Photo by Mid-America Garden
puzzled02.jpgjpg puzzled02.jpg manage 67 K 14 Mar 2015 - 21:59 UnknownUser Photo by Mid-America Garden
puzzled03.jpgjpg puzzled03.jpg manage 102 K 14 Mar 2015 - 22:01 UnknownUser Photo by Mid-America Garden
puzzled04.jpgjpg puzzled04.jpg manage 196 K 18 Feb 2022 - 04:18 UnknownUser Photo by Mid-America Garden.
puzzled1.jpgjpg puzzled1.jpg manage 156 K 15 Apr 2016 - 20:43 UnknownUser Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
puzzled4.jpgjpg puzzled4.jpg manage 180 K 08 Sep 2018 - 11:55 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
puzzled5.jpgjpg puzzled5.jpg manage 152 K 15 Jan 2023 - 13:48 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
puzzled50.JPGJPG puzzled50.JPG manage 160 K 30 Nov 2023 - 21:14 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
puzzled7.jpgjpg puzzled7.jpg manage 525 K 06 Jan 2020 - 21:02 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
puzzled9.jpgjpg puzzled9.jpg manage 248 K 25 Jun 2021 - 01:50 UnknownUser Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
Topic revision: r20 - 27 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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