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■(TB) 'Surprising Wit'

1999, Gibson

'Surprising Wit' (James Gibson by Cooley's Gardens, R. 1999). Seedling# 10-2D. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early bloom. Standards tan, veined purple; falls white ground, raspberry plicata markings; beards mustard brown. Seedling# 28-4I, 'Inspiration Point' sibling X 'Broadway'. Cooley 1999

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Reported Rebloom in: Texas USDA Zone 7 [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 199]


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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surprisingwit01.jpgjpg surprisingwit01.jpg manage 132 K 11 Jan 2015 - 00:12 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
surprisingwit9.JPGJPG surprisingwit9.JPG manage 353 K 16 Jan 2021 - 14:01 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r11 - 16 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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