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■(TB) 'Spanish Affair'

1965, Shoop

'Spanish Affair' (George Shoop, R. 1960). Seedling# B55-22. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards orange-peach; falls light lemon infused orange-peach, darker border; tangerine beard. (('Jeb Stuart' x 'Floradora' x ('Salmon Shell' x 'Apricot Glory')) X (('Jeb Stuart' x 'Floradora') x ('Salmon Shell' x 'Pink Formal')). Eden Road 1961. High Commendation 1960; Honorable Mention 1965; Judges Choice 1965.

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From AIS Bulletin #161, April 1961. Introducing SPANISH AFFAIR (Shoop '61) M. 36 in. (Jeb Stuart x Floradora) x (Salmon Shell x Apricot Glory) X (Jeb Stuart x Floradora) x (Salmon Shell x Pink Formal). Beautiful ruffled blend with standards of orange-peach and wide hafted, flaring falls of light lemon infused orange-peach with darker border. Beard is blazing tangerine. HC '60. $25.00. Eden Road.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: SPANISH AFFAIR (Shoop '61). Much like Real Delight but more startling due to much greater contrast in colors. Standards light apricot salmon, falls pale yellowish apricot with extra large, brilliant tangerine beard contrasting strongly with a large white signal. The falls extend out, then downward, making beard stand out with exceptional prominence. HC'60, 8th Award at Florence, Italy'63. Regularly $10.00; on $15 order $6.5O; on $25 order $4.5O; 3 for $12.85.
George Shoop's 1961 SPANISH AFFAIR is vibrant orange-tinted apricot with a lighter area in the falls. In the last rays of the setting sun, it was alive with little dancing fires which added to the conviction that this would be a good breeder in the quest for "something different." [Melba Hamblen, "Irises seen in California Gardens, 1963", A.I.S. Bulletin 173, Part 1(Apr. 1964): 10.


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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