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■(JI) 'Dramatic Moment'

1982, McEwen

'Dramatic Moment' (Currier McEwen, R. 1982) Seedling 74/7E. JI (6 falls diploid), 40" (102 cm), Midseason to late bloom and rebloom. Ruffled light violet (RHS 85C), veined dark violet (186A), sharp white edge around falls; yellow (7A) signal; dark violet styles. Seedling 72/39(4): ('Garden Caprice' x self) X 'Frostbound'. Seaways Gardens 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #245 July 1982 Introducing DRAMATIC MOMENT (McEwen T174/7E) Chimera, 40", M-L and reblooms. The 8-1/2" double flowers have light violet standards and falls with very dark veining and styles. A truly dramatic flower. $25.00. Seaways Gardens.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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DramaticMoment02.jpgjpg DramaticMoment02.jpg manage 103 K 22 May 2014 - 21:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
dramatic_moment.jpgjpg dramatic_moment.jpg manage 48 K 15 Jun 2010 - 04:00 Main.wilsonjh photo by Carol Warner
dramaticmoment.jpgjpg dramaticmoment.jpg manage 77 K 14 Jun 2018 - 02:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eartheart Gardens
dramaticmoment01.JPGJPG dramaticmoment01.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Dec 2017 - 16:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
dramaticmoment010.JPGJPG dramaticmoment010.JPG manage 229 K 22 Dec 2023 - 20:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r14 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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