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■(TB) 'Speculator'

1983, Ghio

'Speculator' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1982). Seedling# 78-256V. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Bright maize gold; gold beard. seedling# 76-247N: ('Coffee House' x ('Hi Top' x seedling# 70-53P: (('Ponderosa' x 'Travel On') x 'Peace Offering'))) X 'Well Endowed'. Bay View Gardens 1983. Honorable Mention 1985; Favorite Guest 1986; Award of Merit 1987.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1983: SPECULATOR. 36 inches, mid to late season. $30.00. Bring the gold class to heights not seen before. Magnificently formed, large blooms with substance galore. A brilliant maize-gold self with a dap of lime undertone. Bubble-ruffled with a light dusting of lace. Vigor is weed-like and the floriferousness unsurpassed. We simply don't have enough superlatives for this super creation. No. 78-247N: ((Coffee House x (73-1222: (Hi Top x ((Ponderosa x Travel On) x Peace Offering)) X Well Endowed).


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-10
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Speculator-2014-G.JPGJPG Speculator-2014-G.JPG manage 27 K 30 Mar 2015 - 08:03 JoelleFRANJEULLE Photo by Gerard Raffaelli -- Iriseraie de Gombault Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
Speculator01.JPGJPG Speculator01.JPG manage 55 K 06 Dec 2014 - 16:22 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Speculator010.JPGJPG Speculator010.JPG manage 62 K 31 Aug 2021 - 18:48 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Speculator02.JPGJPG Speculator02.JPG manage 78 K 11 Apr 2014 - 12:30 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
Speculator03.jpgjpg Speculator03.jpg manage 80 K 13 Jun 2017 - 19:17 UnknownUser Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
Speculator04.jpgjpg Speculator04.jpg manage 87 K 12 Oct 2019 - 02:07 UnknownUser Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
Speculator05.jpgjpg Speculator05.jpg manage 103 K 12 Oct 2019 - 02:09 UnknownUser Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
Speculator12BHI.jpgjpg Speculator12BHI.jpg manage 85 K 04 May 2012 - 17:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Speculator311008_copy.jpgjpg Speculator311008_copy.jpg manage 33 K 10 Nov 2010 - 19:28 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Speculator7.jpgjpg Speculator7.jpg manage 48 K 18 Dec 2013 - 17:31 UnknownUser Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
SpeculatorNN.jpgjpg SpeculatorNN.jpg manage 41 K 10 Nov 2011 - 21:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Speculator_Ghio_83.JPGJPG Speculator_Ghio_83.JPG manage 69 K 10 Jan 2010 - 11:16 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
speculator01.jpgjpg speculator01.jpg manage 57 K 07 Nov 2014 - 21:19 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
speculator02.jpgjpg speculator02.jpg manage 109 K 21 Nov 2015 - 03:39 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
speculator1.JPGJPG speculator1.JPG manage 217 K 20 Feb 2019 - 12:30 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
speculator5.jpgjpg speculator5.jpg manage 31 K 09 Apr 2013 - 21:10 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
speculator6.jpgjpg speculator6.jpg manage 59 K 14 Nov 2013 - 23:01 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
speculator9.JPGJPG speculator9.JPG manage 182 K 15 Apr 2023 - 02:05 UnknownUser Photo taken at 1986 AIS San Jose Convention by Verna Laurin at Bay View Gardens
Topic revision: r29 - 15 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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