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■(TB) 'Toastmaster'

1984, Ghio

'Toastmaster' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1983). Seedling# 78-61M. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Toasted watermelon; red beard. Seedling# 74-96A: ('Coffee House' x 'Carolina Honey') X seedling# 76-153D: (('Carolina Honey' x 'Malaysia') x (('Ponderosa' x 'Travel On') x 'Peace Offering')). Bay View Gardens 1984. Honorable Mention 1986; Favorite Guest 1986.

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Photo scanned from the 1989 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto scanned from the 1990 Roris Gardens catalog by Terry LaurinPhoto scanned from the 1994 CooleyPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Country Delight Iris


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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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
toastmaster02.JPGJPG toastmaster02.JPG manage 326 K 02 Nov 2020 - 12:42 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1989 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
toastmaster03.JPGJPG toastmaster03.JPG manage 87 K 19 Apr 2020 - 22:37 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1990 Roris Gardens catalog by Terry Laurin
toastmaster04.JPGJPG toastmaster04.JPG manage 370 K 21 Jan 2021 - 20:59 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
toastmaster1.jpgjpg toastmaster1.jpg manage 34 K 10 Apr 2013 - 15:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
toastmaster2.jpgjpg toastmaster2.jpg manage 635 K 06 Jan 2016 - 04:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
Topic revision: r15 - 18 Jan 2023, DougChyz
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