■(TB) 'Witch's Wand'
, 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.
| 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
| 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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