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■(IB) 'Callisto'

2009, Smith

'Callisto' (Marky Smith, R. 2008). Seedling #02-30S. IB, 24" (61 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards grecian rose pink (RHS 37C, slightly greyed), green midrib: style arms (37C), rosebloom (37B) crest and edges; falls grecian rose outer rim, irregular amethyst (77A) inner rim, wider at center edges with darker violet dots and shoulder veins, salmon tinted green center ground; beards vermilion red (43A/B); ruffled; slight musky fragrance. Seedling #00-11A: (seedling #97-18C, 'Mosaic' pollen parent, x 'Music') X 'Lonely Hearts'. Aitken 2009. Honorable Mention 2012.

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Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-FrancePhoto by AitkenPhoto scanned from the 2009 AitkenPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Cascadia Iris Gardenstaken at Hatley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Conventiontaken at Hatley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Convention


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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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Callisto_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Callisto_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 63 K 01 Sep 2011 - 16:20 Main.janlauritzen taken at Hatley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Convention
Callisto_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg Callisto_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 69 K 01 Sep 2011 - 16:20 Main.janlauritzen taken at Hatley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Convention
callisto01.jpgjpg callisto01.jpg manage 73 K 16 Oct 2014 - 21:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
callisto02.jpgjpg callisto02.jpg manage 45 K 24 Apr 2015 - 15:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
callisto03.JPGJPG callisto03.JPG manage 187 K 10 Jan 2021 - 13:12 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2009 Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden catalogue by Terry Laurin
callisto1.jpgjpg callisto1.jpg manage 82 K 04 Apr 2016 - 19:41 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
callisto2.JPGJPG callisto2.JPG manage 926 K 13 Dec 2017 - 14:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r17 - 16 Dec 2022, TerryLaurin
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