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■(TB) 'Sea of Darkness'

2020, Tasco

'Sea of Darkness' (Richard Tasco, R. 2020) Seedling 14-TB-01-29. TB, 34" (86 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards wisteria blue (RHS 92C), very slight chartreuse-white wire edge, more pronounced on bottom edge; style arms wisteria blue, darker blue-purple near ridge, bronzed chartreuse frilled style crest edge, darker blue-purple v-shaped area under stigmatic lip; F. plush velvety midnight purple (RHS 103A), blacker sheen toward moderately ruffled edge, slightly lighter edge; beards based white, tips bronze-tangerine; medium purple based foliage. 'Kathy Chilton' X seedling 10-TB-03-08: (seedling 04-TB-19-14: ('Mastery' x 'Bold Encounter') x 'Carnival Capers'). Superstition 2020. Honorable Mention, 2023.

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Superstition Iris Gardens catalog 2020 - SEA OF DARKNESS (Tasco 2020) TB, 34", ML seedling 13-TB-01-29. Wisteria Blue Standards with a slight chartreuse white wire edge more pronounced on bottom edges. Plush velvety midnight purple falls; blacker sheen toward medium ruffled edges. Bronze-tangerine beard. Kath Chilton X 10-TB-03-08 (o4-TB-19-14 (Mastery x Bold Encounter) x Carnival Capers…..$50.00


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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seaofdarkness5.jpgjpg seaofdarkness5.jpg manage 184 K 26 Jun 2023 - 20:56 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham
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Topic revision: r10 - 08 May 2024, TLaurin
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