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■(TB) 'Spades'

2008, Painter

'Spades' (Lesley Painter, R. 2007). Seedling# L99-3B. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards, style arms and falls purple black, Standards glossy, falls velvety; beards dark purple, light purple at end, yellow toward throat; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. 'Before The Storm' X seedling# L96-64B: (Seedling# 94-1B: ('Best Bet' x 'Twist Of Fate') x 'Tempting Fate'). Napa Country 2008. Honorable Mention 2010.

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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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-08-08
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IMG_20220430_0803333522.jpgjpg IMG_20220430_0803333522.jpg manage 2 MB 13 Feb 2023 - 16:01 MorganMichaels  
IMG_20230418_0743182973.jpgjpg IMG_20230418_0743182973.jpg manage 2 MB 18 Apr 2023 - 13:22 MorganMichaels  
Spades01.JPGJPG Spades01.JPG manage 60 K 01 Apr 2015 - 02:42 UnknownUser Photo by AIS Archives
Spades02.JPGJPG Spades02.JPG manage 66 K 01 Apr 2015 - 02:45 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
Spades03.JPGJPG Spades03.JPG manage 56 K 01 Apr 2015 - 02:47 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
Spades06.jpgjpg Spades06.jpg manage 128 K 25 Jul 2017 - 02:00 UnknownUser Photo by IRIS 4 U
Spades3.jpgjpg Spades3.jpg manage 53 K 18 Jul 2013 - 01:41 UnknownUser Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
Spades4.jpgjpg Spades4.jpg manage 62 K 29 Nov 2013 - 19:40 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
Spades_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Spades_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 74 K 20 Oct 2010 - 21:51 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
Spadeskpkc.JPGJPG Spadeskpkc.JPG manage 70 K 08 Aug 2010 - 20:16 KentPfeiffer Photo taken at Overland Park Arboretum in Overland Park, KS
spades01.jpgjpg spades01.jpg manage 53 K 08 Jan 2015 - 18:44 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
spades02.JPGJPG spades02.JPG manage 67 K 03 Oct 2015 - 19:26 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
spades03.jpgjpg spades03.jpg manage 101 K 11 Jul 2019 - 23:03 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
spades1.jpgjpg spades1.jpg manage 159 K 17 Jun 2019 - 19:09 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
spades2.jpgjpg spades2.jpg manage 152 K 17 Jun 2019 - 19:12 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
spades_(2)-X2.jpgjpg spades_(2)-X2.jpg manage 391 K 19 Feb 2016 - 00:08 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Topic revision: r27 - 18 Apr 2023, MorganMichaels
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