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■(TB) 'Walking On Air'

2001, Black

'Walking On Air' (Paul Black, R. 2000). Seedling# C18H. TB, 35" (89 cm). Late bloom. Standards light violet blue infused blue purple from base through center; style arms light violet blue, violet midrib; Falls dark violet blue center shading to light edge, hafts plum with few white veins; beards violet blue to brassy gold, gold in throat; ruffled; foliage purple-based; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Honky Tonk Blues' X 'Deep Dark Secret'. Mid-America 2001. Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 2005.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Paul BlackPhoto by Paul BlackPhoto by Paul BlackPhoto by Paul BlackPhoto by John Bruceby Kgardens : Prague, Republique TchéquePhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Amazing Iris Garden-New ZealandPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National ConventionPhoto by Gerard Raffaelli-FrancePhoto by Gerard Raffaelli-FrancePhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Alla Chernoguz-Ukrainetaken at the AIS Portland National in 2006


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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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-11
  • Good plant form, very pretty flower that looks like it glows when backlit. It increases well in Southern California. -- ReneeFraser - 17 Sep 2012
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_0928-X2_walking_on_air.jpgjpg BHP_0928-X2_walking_on_air.jpg manage 195 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:02 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
WalkingOnAir02.jpgjpg WalkingOnAir02.jpg manage 85 K 17 Apr 2014 - 12:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
WalkingOnAir03.jpgjpg WalkingOnAir03.jpg manage 126 K 20 Sep 2017 - 03:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
WalkingOnAir_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg WalkingOnAir_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 76 K 17 Feb 2012 - 07:08 Main.janlauritzen taken at the AIS Portland National in 2006
Walking_On_Air.jpgjpg Walking_On_Air.jpg manage 37 K 11 Jan 2010 - 18:45 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
Walking_On_Air__KR.jpgjpg Walking_On_Air__KR.jpg manage 70 K 01 Feb 2010 - 17:04 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
walking01.JPGJPG walking01.JPG manage 63 K 30 May 2015 - 14:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black
walking02.JPGJPG walking02.JPG manage 64 K 30 May 2015 - 14:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black
walking03.JPGJPG walking03.JPG manage 62 K 30 May 2015 - 14:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black
walking04.JPGJPG walking04.JPG manage 68 K 30 May 2015 - 14:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black
walkingonair01.JPGJPG walkingonair01.JPG manage 162 K 30 Mar 2020 - 21:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
walkingonair04.JPGJPG walkingonair04.JPG manage 282 K 27 Feb 2019 - 02:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
walkingonair05.jpgjpg walkingonair05.jpg manage 100 K 25 Jul 2019 - 01:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National Convention
walkingonair08.JPGJPG walkingonair08.JPG manage 231 K 01 Mar 2020 - 13:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
walkingonair09.JPGJPG walkingonair09.JPG manage 194 K 12 Feb 2020 - 18:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
walkingonair2.jpgjpg walkingonair2.jpg manage 47 K 11 Feb 2013 - 21:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
walkingonair4.JPGJPG walkingonair4.JPG manage 304 K 30 Dec 2020 - 02:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
walkingonair5.jpgjpg walkingonair5.jpg manage 279 K 05 Dec 2017 - 18:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
walkingonair6.jpgjpg walkingonair6.jpg manage 48 K 10 Apr 2013 - 22:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
walkingonair7.jpgjpg walkingonair7.jpg manage 65 K 14 Oct 2013 - 02:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
Topic revision: r36 - 05 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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