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■(TB) 'Sinister'

1989, Denney by McWhirter

'Sinister' (Don Denney by James McWhirter, R. 1989). Seedling# D79-16. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Rich cherry mahogany red, velvety falls; mustard beard. 'Spectacular Bid' x 'Maroon Velvet'. Honorable Mention 1993.

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Awaiting original catalog description


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
Sinister01.JPGJPG Sinister01.JPG manage 58 K 01 Jun 2015 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Sinister3.jpgjpg Sinister3.jpg manage 179 K 02 May 2021 - 20:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Sinister4.jpgjpg Sinister4.jpg manage 68 K 19 Oct 2013 - 19:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Sinister_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Sinister_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 68 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:24 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
Sinister_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg Sinister_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 68 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:24 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
sinister01.jpgjpg sinister01.jpg manage 63 K 11 Feb 2015 - 03:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
sinister010.JPGJPG sinister010.JPG manage 206 K 03 Feb 2024 - 14:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
sinister02.JPGJPG sinister02.JPG manage 79 K 07 Jul 2014 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
sinister03.jpgjpg sinister03.jpg manage 485 K 02 Dec 2019 - 20:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
sinister1.jpgjpg sinister1.jpg manage 70 K 12 Jul 2019 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 03 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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