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■(TB) 'Special Feature'

1988, Osborne

'Special Feature' (Manley Osborne, R. 1987). Seedling# 5-3-5. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled violet blue (RHS 92); grey orange beard (often double), 1.5" violet blue flounce; slight sweet fragrance. ('Sky Hooks' x 'Jack R. Dee') X 'Pacific Grove'. Melrose Gardens 1988.

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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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IMG_5184-X2_special_features.jpgjpg IMG_5184-X2_special_features.jpg manage 183 K 21 Feb 2016 - 03:33 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SpecialFeature02.jpgjpg SpecialFeature02.jpg manage 74 K 11 Apr 2014 - 12:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SpecialFeature03.jpgjpg SpecialFeature03.jpg manage 74 K 11 Apr 2014 - 12:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SpecialFeature04.jpgjpg SpecialFeature04.jpg manage 58 K 01 Apr 2015 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
SpecialFeature9.jpgjpg SpecialFeature9.jpg manage 240 K 02 May 2021 - 20:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
SpecialFeatureEI.jpgjpg SpecialFeatureEI.jpg manage 34 K 19 Dec 2012 - 20:14 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Special_Feature.jpgjpg Special_Feature.jpg manage 32 K 08 Jan 2010 - 22:30 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Special_Feature__Osborne_88a.JPGJPG Special_Feature__Osborne_88a.JPG manage 66 K 10 Jan 2010 - 11:07 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
SpeciallFeature.jpgjpg SpeciallFeature.jpg manage 70 K 14 Jun 2010 - 09:41 JoelleFRANJEULLE  
special01.jpgjpg special01.jpg manage 78 K 28 Jun 2015 - 03:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
specialfeature04.JPGJPG specialfeature04.JPG manage 61 K 08 Jul 2014 - 15:28 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
specialfeature05.JPGJPG specialfeature05.JPG manage 64 K 08 Jul 2014 - 15:29 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
specialfeature06.jpgjpg specialfeature06.jpg manage 39 K 10 Dec 2018 - 22:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
specialfeature07.jpgjpg specialfeature07.jpg manage 91 K 15 Jul 2021 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
specialfeature08.JPGJPG specialfeature08.JPG manage 214 K 28 Mar 2020 - 15:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
specialfeature09.JPGJPG specialfeature09.JPG manage 208 K 28 Mar 2020 - 15:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
specialfeature1.jpgjpg specialfeature1.jpg manage 707 K 05 Jan 2016 - 21:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
specialfeature2.jpgjpg specialfeature2.jpg manage 170 K 03 Dec 2017 - 04:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-France
specialfeature3.jpgjpg specialfeature3.jpg manage 180 K 10 Jan 2018 - 19:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-France
specialfeature6.jpgjpg specialfeature6.jpg manage 30 K 09 Apr 2013 - 17:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
specialfeature7.jpgjpg specialfeature7.jpg manage 71 K 14 Nov 2013 - 23:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
specialfeature8.jpgjpg specialfeature8.jpg manage 70 K 24 Jan 2014 - 16:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst,UK
specialfeature9.jpgjpg specialfeature9.jpg manage 23 K 24 Jan 2014 - 16:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst,UK
specialfeature_fl.jpgjpg specialfeature_fl.jpg manage 43 K 02 Jul 2011 - 16:08 IrisP  
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