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■(TB) 'Speed Limit'

1992, Lauer

'Speed Limit' (Larry Lauer, R. 1991). Seedling# L88-48-1. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early midseason bloom and re-bloom. Standards medium blue, white spot; falls medium blue, white spot below white beard; ruffled, flared; slight fragrance. 'Up Periscope' X 'Marine Luster'. Cottage 1992. Honorable Mention 1994; Award of Merit 1996.

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From AIS Bulletin #284 January 1992 Introducing SPEED LIMIT (Larry Lauer, 1992). TB, 38", E-M & RE. Medium blue standards with white spot on midribs. Falls medium blue with white spot under white beards. Nice form with ruffles and flair. Reblooms in our climate. EC 1991. Sdlg. L88-48-1: Up Periscope X Marine Luster. $35.00. Cottage Gardens.


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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SPEEDLIMIT02.jpgjpg SPEEDLIMIT02.jpg manage 49 K 11 Apr 2014 - 12:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Speed-LimitN.jpgjpg Speed-LimitN.jpg manage 40 K 23 Oct 2011 - 23:45 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
SpeedLimit01.jpgjpg SpeedLimit01.jpg manage 74 K 08 Apr 2015 - 03:29 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
SpeedLimit02.jpgjpg SpeedLimit02.jpg manage 67 K 08 Apr 2015 - 03:30 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
SpeedLimit04.jpgjpg SpeedLimit04.jpg manage 136 K 19 Sep 2017 - 03:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
SpeedLimit4-.jpgjpg SpeedLimit4-.jpg manage 44 K 03 Oct 2012 - 16:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SpeedLimit6.JPGJPG SpeedLimit6.JPG manage 65 K 08 Aug 2013 - 00:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
SpeedLimitEI.jpgjpg SpeedLimitEI.jpg manage 36 K 19 Dec 2012 - 20:22 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
speed01.jpgjpg speed01.jpg manage 81 K 28 Jun 2015 - 03:07 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
speedlimit01.jpgjpg speedlimit01.jpg manage 72 K 25 Aug 2015 - 02:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Across Iris Lanes Garden
speedlimit02.JPGJPG speedlimit02.JPG manage 97 K 08 Jul 2014 - 15:35 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
speedlimit03.jpgjpg speedlimit03.jpg manage 34 K 01 Sep 2015 - 18:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Wild Iris Rows
speedlimit04.jpgjpg speedlimit04.jpg manage 91 K 06 Jul 2013 - 17:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
speedlimit05.jpgjpg speedlimit05.jpg manage 49 K 03 Sep 2015 - 23:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
speedlimit06.jpgjpg speedlimit06.jpg manage 98 K 23 Mar 2021 - 13:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
speedlimit09.JPGJPG speedlimit09.JPG manage 273 K 27 Feb 2020 - 15:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
speedlimit2.jpgjpg speedlimit2.jpg manage 315 K 09 Oct 2016 - 21:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
speedlimit3.jpgjpg speedlimit3.jpg manage 695 K 16 Aug 2017 - 18:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
speedlimit5.jpgjpg speedlimit5.jpg manage 61 K 14 Jul 2013 - 15:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
speedlimit6.jpgjpg speedlimit6.jpg manage 75 K 11 Feb 2019 - 02:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
speedlimit7.jpgjpg speedlimit7.jpg manage 55 K 11 Feb 2019 - 02:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
speedlimit9.JPGJPG speedlimit9.JPG manage 311 K 18 Jan 2021 - 13:18 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r33 - 28 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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