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■(TB) 'Soap Opera'

1982, Ghio

'Soap Opera' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1981). Seedling# 76-240E. TB, 32" (81 cm), Early to late bloom and re-bloom in mild climates. Standards green tan bamboo blend; falls blue violet, edged color of Standards; tan beard. Seedling# 73-17G: (Blocher seedling# 223, 'Louise Watts' sibling x seedling# 71-147P: (((('Commentary' x 'Claudia Rene') x 'Claudia Rene') x 'Ponderosa') x ('Ponderosa' x 'New Moon'))) X 'Actress'. Bay View Gardens 1982. Honorable Mention 1984; Favorite Guest 1984.

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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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SoapOpera02.jpgjpg SoapOpera02.jpg manage 68 K 11 Apr 2014 - 00:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SoapOpera03.jpgjpg SoapOpera03.jpg manage 64 K 11 Apr 2014 - 00:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SoapOpera11.JPGJPG SoapOpera11.JPG manage 83 K 31 Aug 2021 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SoapOpera12BHI.jpgjpg SoapOpera12BHI.jpg manage 75 K 04 May 2012 - 14:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Soap_Opera__Ghio_82a.JPGJPG Soap_Opera__Ghio_82a.JPG manage 65 K 10 Jan 2010 - 10:54 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
soapopera01.jpgjpg soapopera01.jpg manage 55 K 07 Nov 2014 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
soapopera02.jpgjpg soapopera02.jpg manage 46 K 03 Sep 2015 - 23:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
soapopera03.jpgjpg soapopera03.jpg manage 122 K 19 Nov 2015 - 22:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
soapopera04.JPGJPG soapopera04.JPG manage 78 K 08 Jul 2014 - 02:09 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
soapopera3.jpgjpg soapopera3.jpg manage 28 K 09 Apr 2013 - 16:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
soapopera9.JPGJPG soapopera9.JPG manage 189 K 26 Dec 2020 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
soapopera90.JPGJPG soapopera90.JPG manage 261 K 22 Dec 2022 - 15:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
soapopera91.JPGJPG soapopera91.JPG manage 190 K 26 Dec 2020 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r27 - 25 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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