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■(TB) 'Stratagem'

1989, Ghio

'Stratagem' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1988). Seedling 83-88N2. TB, 40" (102 cm), Late midseason bloom. Toasted watermelon, red shoulders on falls; red beard. Seedling 81-104WW: (seedling 78-221: (('Flareup' x seedling 73-122Z: ( 'Hi Top' x (( 'Ponderosa' x 'Travel On') x 'Peace Offering'))) x seedling 76-37F: ('Ballet In Orange' x seedling 73-122Z)) x seedling 77-39H: (('Entourage' x 'Mandolin') x ('Old Flame' x 'Pink Angel'))) X 'Originality'. Bay View Gardens 1989. Honorable Mention 1992.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1988: STRATAGEM, 40 inches, ML $35.00. Much anticipated since its debut during the San Jose National. A nearly impossible color to describe; it has been referred to as everything from melon-mauve to toasted watermelon. A new blending of copper, red, pink, blue and orange. Great formed blooms, with red shoulders and tangerine beards. Unbeatable branching and vigor, with up to 15 buds per stalk! No. 83-88N2:(((Flareup x 73-1222) x 76-37F: (Ballet in Orange x 73-1222)) x ((Entourage x Mandolin) x (Old Flame x Pink Angel)) X Originality.


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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Stratagem02.jpgjpg Stratagem02.jpg manage 125 K 19 Sep 2017 - 18:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
StratagemAI.jpgjpg StratagemAI.jpg manage 11 K 16 Nov 2012 - 15:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Amazing Iris NZ
stratagem01.JPGJPG stratagem01.JPG manage 56 K 13 May 2020 - 13:22 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1997 Stockton Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
stratagem02.JPGJPG stratagem02.JPG manage 394 K 07 Jan 2021 - 13:29 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
stratagem1.jpgjpg stratagem1.jpg manage 215 K 04 Dec 2017 - 04:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
stratagem2.jpgjpg stratagem2.jpg manage 75 K 14 Nov 2013 - 17:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
stratagem3.jpgjpg stratagem3.jpg manage 195 K 07 Feb 2020 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
stratagem4.JPGJPG stratagem4.JPG manage 198 K 26 Dec 2020 - 19:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r19 - 14 Jul 2022, TLaurin
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