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■(TB) 'Witch's Wand'

1988/89, Blyth

'Witch's Wand' (Barry Blyth, R. 1985) Seedling# Q101-15. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards electric black violet; falls near black; tangerine beard. 'Tomorrow's Child' X 'Magic Man'. Keppel, Tempo Two 1988, 1988/89. Honorable Mention 1990.

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From Tempo Two catalog, 1988: WITCH'S WAND (Blyth 88 Aust) M-ML 36" 0101-15. This has been a delight to us for 4 or so years since flowering as a seedling. It is being co-introduced with Keith Keppel in California. The standards are electric violet-black with a silky sheen; falls are near black with a velvety finish. The flowers are set off with bright tangerine red beards. The form is wide and ruffled and show stems are produced. It is the nearest we have seen to a red bearded black Iris. Simply stunning in the garden. (Tomorrow's Child X Magic Man). Sister to In Town, Moomba, London Lord and Pass the Wine. HM, Garden Cup, Florence 88. $35.00.
From AIS Bulletin #268 January 1988 Introducing WITCH'S WAND (Blyth) M-ML 36" (Tomorrow's Child X Magic Man). Dark violet to black violet bitone. with conspicuous orange-tangerine beards. $35.00. Keith Keppel.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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WITCHSWAND01.jpgjpg WITCHSWAND01.jpg manage 62 K 16 Aug 2014 - 18:46 UnknownUser Photo by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-Italy
Witches-Wand.jpgjpg Witches-Wand.jpg manage 40 K 10 Nov 2010 - 06:02 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
WitchesWand02.jpgjpg WitchesWand02.jpg manage 94 K 01 Mar 2017 - 01:30 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
WitchesWand03.jpgjpg WitchesWand03.jpg manage 133 K 20 Sep 2017 - 15:27 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
WitchesWand8.JPGJPG WitchesWand8.JPG manage 19 K 08 Aug 2013 - 01:16 UnknownUser Photo by Iris Oasis
WitchesWand9.jpgjpg WitchesWand9.jpg manage 59 K 20 Oct 2013 - 21:50 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Witchs-WandNN.jpgjpg Witchs-WandNN.jpg manage 42 K 11 Nov 2011 - 18:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
WitchsWand01.JPGJPG WitchsWand01.JPG manage 89 K 09 Dec 2014 - 20:11 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
WitchsWand02.JPGJPG WitchsWand02.JPG manage 57 K 05 Sep 2021 - 02:22 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
WitchsWandIF.jpgjpg WitchsWandIF.jpg manage 31 K 29 Nov 2011 - 01:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
WitchsWandIG.jpgjpg WitchsWandIG.jpg manage 24 K 30 Nov 2011 - 14:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
witcheswand01.jpgjpg witcheswand01.jpg manage 13 K 04 Sep 2015 - 15:10 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
witchs01.jpgjpg witchs01.jpg manage 77 K 01 Jul 2015 - 00:51 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
witchswand02.jpgjpg witchswand02.jpg manage 161 K 26 Nov 2015 - 20:45 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
witchswand03.JPGJPG witchswand03.JPG manage 85 K 11 Jul 2014 - 20:41 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
witchswand04jb.jpgjpg witchswand04jb.jpg manage 46 K 25 Jun 2016 - 00:32 Main.Harloiris Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
witchswand05.jpgjpg witchswand05.jpg manage 180 K 26 Nov 2015 - 20:47 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
witchswand06.jpgjpg witchswand06.jpg manage 126 K 26 Nov 2015 - 20:48 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
witchswand07.jpgjpg witchswand07.jpg manage 86 K 11 Feb 2019 - 14:50 UnknownUser Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
witchswand08.jpgjpg witchswand08.jpg manage 56 K 11 Feb 2019 - 14:51 UnknownUser Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
witchswand4.jpgjpg witchswand4.jpg manage 43 K 09 Aug 2017 - 02:42 UnknownUser Photo by Iriswarehouse
witchswand6.jpgjpg witchswand6.jpg manage 540 K 15 Aug 2017 - 02:29 UnknownUser Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
witchswand7.jpgjpg witchswand7.jpg manage 57 K 13 Jul 2013 - 16:33 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
witchswandSG.jpgjpg witchswandSG.jpg manage 13 K 03 Dec 2011 - 19:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
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