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■(TB) 'Sweet Anita'

1986, Nearpass

'Sweet Anita' (D. C. Nearpass, R. 1986). Seedling# 76-23. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards pale lilac pink (near RHS 69C); falls very pale pink ground, stitched light red violet on edge; pink beard. 'Mod Mode' X seedling# L-72-2: ('April Melody' x (seedling# 4-66-22 x 'Jealous Lover')). Iris Pond 1987. High Commendation 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing SWEET ANITA (Nearpass '87) Sdlg. 76-23. TB, 32". Mod Mode X L- 72-2: (April Melody x (4-66-22 x Jealous Lover)). Standards are pale lilac pink with no markings. Falls are plicata with a very, very pale pink ground, stitched and dotted light red-violet around the edge. Pink beards. Semi-flaring. Prolific bloomer, well branched and high bud count. Different! HC 1983. $30.00. The Iris Pond.


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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Topic revision: r11 - 04 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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