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■(TB) 'Tropical Fruit'

1989, Black

'Tropical Fruit' (Paul Black, R. 1988). Seedling# 85139A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late bloom. Standards old rose, paler at edge; buff orange styles; falls pale butter, blending and darkening to old rose, old rose edge; orange beard; slight sweet fragrance. 'Robusto' X seedling# B82-132: ('Old Flame' x 'Instant Charm'). Mid-America Gardens 1989. High Commendation 1988; Honorable Mention 1991.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by IriswarehouseColleen Modra PhotoPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Paul Black-Mid America GardenPhoto by Paul Black-Mid America GardenPhoto by Paul Black-Mid America Garden


From Mid-America Garden catalog, 1989: TROPICAL FRUIT - TB, 36" (91cm), Late. And luscious this fruit is. A large clump of this variety brought conventioneers off the buses with oohs and aahs. It, like its sister Silken Aire is a performer deluxe! Standards are old rose shading to buff edges. Falls are smoothly blended pale butter around beards to old rose edges. Bright orange beards serve to attract the pollinators to this Tropical Fruit. Show stalks are provided by vigorous, disease free plants. Sdlg. 85139A: Robusto X B81-132: (Old Flame X Instant Charm) HC 1988. SEE PHOTO (photo is brighter than actual bloom). $30.00.


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_6857-X2_tropical_fruit.jpgjpg BHP_6857-X2_tropical_fruit.jpg manage 114 K 12 Feb 2016 - 03:59 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
TropicalFruit02.JPGJPG TropicalFruit02.JPG manage 68 K 15 Apr 2014 - 02:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TropicalFruit03.JPGJPG TropicalFruit03.JPG manage 70 K 15 Apr 2014 - 02:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TropicalFruit07.JPGJPG TropicalFruit07.JPG manage 47 K 13 Sep 2012 - 21:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TropicalFruit271004.jpgjpg TropicalFruit271004.jpg manage 20 K 10 Nov 2010 - 09:33 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
tropicalfruit2.jpgjpg tropicalfruit2.jpg manage 321 K 09 Aug 2017 - 02:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriswarehouse
tropicalfruit3.jpgjpg tropicalfruit3.jpg manage 48 K 10 Apr 2013 - 17:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
tropicalfruit4.jpgjpg tropicalfruit4.jpg manage 64 K 16 Nov 2013 - 12:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
tropicalfruit5.jpgjpg tropicalfruit5.jpg manage 167 K 07 May 2023 - 20:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
tropicalfruit9.JPGJPG tropicalfruit9.JPG manage 263 K 29 Mar 2023 - 13:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
tropicalfruit90.JPGJPG tropicalfruit90.JPG manage 154 K 29 Mar 2023 - 13:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
tropicalfruit91.JPGJPG tropicalfruit91.JPG manage 185 K 29 Mar 2023 - 13:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r24 - 06 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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