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■(TB) 'Tara's Choice'

2002, Wilkerson

'Tara's Choice' (Betty Wilkerson, R. 2002). Seedling# 925-1Re. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom and rebloom. Standards greyed reddish purple; style arms reddish purple; falls medium blue, 1/4" edge and shoulders matching standards; beards pale lavender, hairs tipped old gold. Seedling# F30-2: ('Her Royal Highness' x 'Inferno') X 'Feed Back'. Bridge in Time 2004.

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Awaiting original catalog description


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-10
  • Rebloomed Aug, Sep, Oct, 2010 in Modesto, CA USDA Zone 9; Riley Probst -- RileyProbst - 07 Oct 2010
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_1536-X2_taras_choice.jpgjpg IMG_1536-X2_taras_choice.jpg manage 193 K 17 Feb 2016 - 02:02 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
TarasChoice4.JPGJPG TarasChoice4.JPG manage 48 K 14 Jan 2014 - 22:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Winterberry Gardens
Taras_Choice.jpgjpg Taras_Choice.jpg manage 44 K 10 Jan 2010 - 00:02 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
taraschoice01.jpgjpg taraschoice01.jpg manage 78 K 01 May 2015 - 00:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
taraschoice1.jpgjpg taraschoice1.jpg manage 96 K 11 Jul 2019 - 21:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
taraschoice2.jpgjpg taraschoice2.jpg manage 38 K 16 Feb 2013 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
taraschoice3.jpgjpg taraschoice3.jpg manage 115 K 19 Jul 2019 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
taraschoice4.jpgjpg taraschoice4.jpg manage 135 K 23 Jul 2019 - 21:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
taraschoice5.jpgjpg taraschoice5.jpg manage 97 K 24 Jul 2019 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
taraschoice_wilkerson.jpgjpg taraschoice_wilkerson.jpg manage 73 K 21 Jan 2010 - 18:21 Main.avmoran  
Topic revision: r21 - 18 Dec 2022, TLaurin
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