■(TB) 'Seeing Red'
, R. 1966). Seedling# 6422. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early, midseason and late bloom. Color Class-R1D, Maroon self. 'Tall Chief'
X 'Grand Surprise'
. Schortman 1967.
| From AIS Bulletin #185 April 1967 Introducing SEEING RED. 36". After years of red breeding we had to make this beautifully ruffled maroon available to you. $35.00. Schortman's Iris Garden.
| SEEING RED (Schortman '68). A near-perfect approach to red. Out of Tall Chief, it has height, branching and smoothness going for it. Most satisfactory, and a good pod parent. [Tell Muhlestein, “Twenty-five Irises That Have Performed Well for Me,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 49.]
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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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