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■(TB) 'Swain'

1989, Blyth

'Swain' (Barry Blyth, R. 1989). Seedling# U59-A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Very early to midseason bloom. Standards tan brown; falls red brown; gold beard. ('Broadway' x 'Show Biz') X (('Alpine Castle' x ('Lisa Ann' x 'Flirtation Walk')) x ('Flamenco' x 'Joyce Terry')). Tempo Two 1989/90.

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Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCEIriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCEIriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCEphoto taken in the Loire Valley, France, zone 7, by Sylvain RuaudPhoto by Glanavon Iris Patch-New ZealandPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Sunshine Iris Nursery-AustraliaPhoto by Sunshine Iris Nursery-AustraliaColleen Modra PhotoPhoto by Amazing Iris Garden-New ZealandPhoto by Seagate Irises-United KingdomPhoto by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom

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From Tempo Two catalog, 1989: SWAIN (Blyth 89) VE·M 36" Sdlg U59·A. A strongly coloured and vibrant Iris, standards are tan brown; falls are red-brown with gold beards. The form is wide, arching and nicely ruffled. Excellent show Iris for the early show, flowering here on Oct 12th. A super coloured Iris coming from a plicata outcross. Will be a great parent (Broadway x Showbiz) X ((Alpine Castle x (Lisa Ann x Flirtation Walk)) x (Flamenco x Joyce Terry). $25.00.
 
 


Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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-- JoelleFRANJEULLE - 2010-01-25
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Swain-2015-3.JPGJPG Swain-2015-3.JPG manage 47 K 04 Jan 2016 - 13:16 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
Swain-2015-4.JPGJPG Swain-2015-4.JPG manage 49 K 04 Jan 2016 - 13:16 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
Swain-2015-6.JPGJPG Swain-2015-6.JPG manage 52 K 04 Jan 2016 - 13:16 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
Swain01.JPGJPG Swain01.JPG manage 101 K 01 Jun 2015 - 19:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Swain3.jpgjpg Swain3.jpg manage 189 K 02 May 2021 - 21:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Swain4.jpgjpg Swain4.jpg manage 64 K 19 Oct 2013 - 20:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Swain6.jpgjpg Swain6.jpg manage 22 K 10 Nov 2010 - 19:54 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Swain9.jpgjpg Swain9.jpg manage 35 K 25 Jan 2021 - 16:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
swain.JPGJPG swain.JPG manage 62 K 23 Feb 2010 - 17:59 Main.chinon36 photo taken in the Loire Valley, France, zone 7, by Sylvain Ruaud
swain01.jpgjpg swain01.jpg manage 105 K 21 Nov 2015 - 16:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
swain02.jpgjpg swain02.jpg manage 110 K 21 Nov 2015 - 16:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
swain03.jpgjpg swain03.jpg manage 200 K 04 Dec 2017 - 15:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
swain04.jpgjpg swain04.jpg manage 217 K 11 Jan 2018 - 04:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
swain05.jpgjpg swain05.jpg manage 207 K 10 Feb 2020 - 13:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
swain06.JPGJPG swain06.JPG manage 207 K 27 Dec 2020 - 03:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
swainSG.jpgjpg swainSG.jpg manage 16 K 03 Dec 2011 - 19:02 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
swainSG1.JPGJPG swainSG1.JPG manage 203 K 10 Feb 2024 - 14:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r27 - 10 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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