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■(IB) 'Geisha'

1996, Smith

'Geisha' (Marky Smith, R. 1996). Seedling #90-26B. IB, 23" (58 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards near-solid dusty violet (RHS 91C), lighter midrib marking, inside center stitched grey to white; style arms dusty violet; falls white (155C) ground, 3/8" outer rim (greyer than 91D), 1/4" clear violet (91A) stitched inner rim; beards grey white at end, merging from gold to gold orange; heavily ruffled; pronounced musky fragrance. 'Chubby Cheeks' X Keppel seedling #83-8A: ('Snowbrook' x sibling seedling #80-131H).Aitken's Salmon Creek 1997. High Commendation 1996, High Commendation 1997, Honorable Mention 2000.

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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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IBGeishaNH.jpgjpg IBGeishaNH.jpg manage 69 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:47 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nyla Hughes
IBGeishaNHjb.jpgjpg IBGeishaNHjb.jpg manage 28 K 14 Apr 2016 - 17:41 Main.Harloiris Detail of Photo by Nyla Hughes
IMG_3189-X2_geisha.jpgjpg IMG_3189-X2_geisha.jpg manage 129 K 21 Feb 2016 - 08:32 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
geisha01.jpgjpg geisha01.jpg manage 49 K 25 Jun 2015 - 19:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
geisha1.jpgjpg geisha1.jpg manage 40 K 23 Mar 2013 - 15:26 TerryLaurin C&T Iris Patch
Topic revision: r17 - 05 Jan 2022, DougChyz
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