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■(TB) 'Tomeco'

1959, Suiter

'Tomeco' (Melvina Suiter, R. 1959). TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class R1D. Oxblood red, overlaid copper. 'Owyhee' x (('Captain Wells' x 'Burmese Ruby') x 'Technicolor'). Eden Road, Tell 1961. High Commendation 1960; Cook-Lapham 1965.

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From AIS Bulletin #161, April 1961. Introducing TOMECO (Suiter '61) M. 36 in. (Owyhee) X (Captain Wells x Burmese Ruby) x Technicolor). Really gorgeous new large and smooth oxblood red. Petals are very wide, form is semi-flaring and the blooms are well placed on nicely branched stalks. HC '60. $20.00. Eden Road.
TOMECO (Suiter). Tom-e-co. Mrs. Suiter told us on a convention bus that she borrowed the name of a one-time redskin chief for her new red iris. [“A Few Pronunciations,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #171(October 1963): 111.]


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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Tomeco (3)BHI.JPGJPG Tomeco (3)BHI.JPG manage 302 K 08 Mar 2019 - 10:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Tomeco.1961.Suiter.jpgjpg Tomeco.1961.Suiter.jpg manage 196 K 08 May 2020 - 17:12 UnknownUser Image scanned by David Potembski from Tell's catalog, 1961.
Tomeco_fl.jpgjpg Tomeco_fl.jpg manage 37 K 12 Aug 2012 - 04:29 IrisP  
tomeco1.JPGJPG tomeco1.JPG manage 133 K 26 May 2020 - 15:34 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
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