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■(TB) 'Sweet Mei'

2000, Fan

'Sweet Mei' (Chun Fan, R. 1999). Seedling# F93-1043. TB, 30" (76 cm), Late midseason bloom.. Ruffled, lightly laced dark violet blue (RHS 90A), falls with ruby red (59A) shoulders; beards gold; flared; slight sweet fragrance. 'Twilight Blaze' X 'Honky Tonk Blues'. Fan's Iris 2000.

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From AIS Bulletin #317 April 2000 Introducing SWEET MEl (Chun Fan 2000) TB, 30", ML. Dark violet-blue self, gold beards. Shoulders a rich red purple. Unique coloring! Ruffled wide form, lightly laced, closed standards. Three branches, 6-7 buds. (Twilight Blaze x Honky Tonk Blues). Limited stock. $40.00. Fan's Iris Garden.


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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BHP_0883-X2_sweet_mei.jpgjpg BHP_0883-X2_sweet_mei.jpg manage 174 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:00 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SWEET_MEI_(Fan_2000).JPGJPG SWEET_MEI_(Fan_2000).JPG manage 418 K 16 Aug 2016 - 18:52 PerryDyer  
SWEET_MEI_(Fan_2000)_(2).JPGJPG SWEET_MEI_(Fan_2000)_(2).JPG manage 596 K 16 Aug 2016 - 18:52 PerryDyer  
sweetmei01.jpgjpg sweetmei01.jpg manage 77 K 14 Jul 2013 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
sweetmei1.jpgjpg sweetmei1.jpg manage 178 K 05 Oct 2017 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Garden Feel Good-Russia
sweetmei2.jpgjpg sweetmei2.jpg manage 67 K 14 Nov 2013 - 16:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r13 - 31 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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