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■(TB) 'Secret Affair'

2010, Johnson

'Secret Affair' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2010). Seedling# Ty124A. TB, 41" (104 cm). Late bloom. Standards palest milk glass pink, blue tints; style arms blue pink; falls blue milk glass blushed pink over hafts and at edges; beards orange and lilac in throat, lilac blue at end; sweet fragrance. 'Pink Invasion' X 'Waterfall Mist'. Mid-America 2010.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2010: SECRET AFFAIR (T.Johnson ‘10) TB Early-Midseason 41” (104cm). Palest milk glass pink standards become the color of the reverse on bluish milk glass falls blushed pink over hafts. All petals are ruffled and edged in lace. Pastel blue beards are tipped palest tangerine in keeping with the overall elegance of these flowers. Exceptionally strong growth produces strong show stalks with 3 branches plus spur and 9-11 buds. Come show time, you'll be proud to expose your Secret Affair. Who knows, it might just end up being your Queen of Show. Sdlg.!TY124A: Pink Invasion X Waterfall Mist. $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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-28
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SecretAffair01.JPGJPG SecretAffair01.JPG manage 128 K 14 Mar 2016 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.
Secret_Affair.jpgjpg Secret_Affair.jpg manage 30 K 28 Jan 2010 - 18:35 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
secret01.jpgjpg secret01.jpg manage 37 K 30 Apr 2015 - 19:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
secretaffair01.JPGJPG secretaffair01.JPG manage 84 K 20 Jan 2015 - 17:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at Tara Perennial Farm-Owen Sound ON
secretaffair1.jpgjpg secretaffair1.jpg manage 24 K 30 Jul 2017 - 01:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
secretaffair2.jpgjpg secretaffair2.jpg manage 64 K 15 Nov 2013 - 20:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
secretaffair3.jpgjpg secretaffair3.jpg manage 62 K 10 Feb 2014 - 18:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
secretaffair6.jpgjpg secretaffair6.jpg manage 481 K 09 Jan 2020 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
secretaffair9.JPGJPG secretaffair9.JPG manage 118 K 25 Feb 2021 - 12:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Karen Lockyear-Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic revision: r22 - 30 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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