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■(TB) 'Valentina'

1972, Spence

'Valentina' (Herbert Spence, R. 1972). Seedling# 66-53-0A. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white; falls white with diamond dust sparkling; tangerine beard. ('Brilliant Star' x 'Rippling Waters') X 'Christmas Time'. Spence 1973. Honorable Mention 1974; Award of Merit 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing VALENTINA (Spence '73). Midseason. 34". TB. Sdlg. 66-53\.OA (Brilliant Star x Rippling. Waters) X Christmas Time. White self with a heavy tangerine beard. The large ruffled flowers have a diamond dust sparkle. Bud count and branching meet with current standards. RTG 1971. HC 1972. Net $25.00. Herbert Spence.
VALENTINA (Spence '73) is a most handsome white with good deep red beards, good branching, and eight to nine buds. In my area [California] it's not a robust grower, but still I expect it will enjoy great popularity. [James McWhirter, “Reflections and Anticipations,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Vol. 57, No. 221 (April 1976): 8.]


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Valentina02.jpgjpg Valentina02.jpg manage 64 K 16 Apr 2014 - 21:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Valentina11.JPGJPG Valentina11.JPG manage 88 K 03 Sep 2021 - 02:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Valentina12BHI.jpgjpg Valentina12BHI.jpg manage 51 K 08 May 2012 - 17:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ValentinaBHI.jpgjpg ValentinaBHI.jpg manage 104 K 24 Nov 2011 - 14:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
valentina01.JPGJPG valentina01.JPG manage 61 K 30 Sep 2015 - 01:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
valentina02.JPGJPG valentina02.JPG manage 84 K 04 Oct 2015 - 02:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
valentina03.JPGJPG valentina03.JPG manage 57 K 04 Oct 2015 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
valentina1.JPGJPG valentina1.JPG manage 862 K 13 Jan 2017 - 16:50 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
valentina3.jpgjpg valentina3.jpg manage 14 K 26 Aug 2013 - 15:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
valentina5.JPGJPG valentina5.JPG manage 155 K 30 Jun 2023 - 20:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken May 1982
valentina9.JPGJPG valentina9.JPG manage 345 K 19 Oct 2020 - 19:57 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1977 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r24 - 04 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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