■(TB) 'Winner's Circle'
, R. 1971). Seedling# 66-73-7. TB, 34" (86 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards deep blackish violet; falls same with 1" round white flash below beard. 'Wintry Night'
X 'Stepping Out'
. Eden Road 1072. Honorable Mention 1973, Award of Merit 1975.
See below: * * References
| "WINNER'S CIRCLE (Plough) was the first thing to catch my eye at the Tomkins garden. Blackish violet with a white circle on the falls makes this one easy to identify and makes it one you will want to grow." [Ron Mullin, “Memories of the Convention,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 206 (July 1972): 22.]
| Received 28 votes among Favorite Guest Irises at Portland. [“Favorite Guest Irises at Portland,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 206 (July 1972): 41.]
| AIS Bulletin references: 198(Jul 1970), 49G; 204(Jan 1972), 66
| "I immediately looked for WINNER'S CIRCLE and found it just beginning to bloom those deep violet black flowers with perfect circles of white in the falls. While this pretty flower is not the ultimate in form, it has good enough form to warrant praise, considering its unusual coloring." [Ron Mullin, “An Iris Holiday,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 208 (January 1973): 13.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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