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■(JI) 'Geisha Obi'

1989, Rich

'Geisha Obi' (Lois Rich, R. 1988). Seedling K70-3B. JI (6 falls), 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Medium fuchsia red, veined white from pale yellow signal to 1/2" solid border; white styles, fuchsia red crests. Maddocks seedling M65-9 X seedling K60-7C: ('Worley Pink' x 'Leave Me Sighing'). Melrose Gardens 1989. Honorable Mention 1991; Award of Merit 1995; Payne Medal 1999.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Carol Warner-Draycott GardensPhoto by Harbour Breezes Daylilies   Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-CanadaPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Ensata GardensPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm


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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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_2033-X2_geisha_obi.jpgjpg BHP_2033-X2_geisha_obi.jpg manage 356 K 20 Feb 2016 - 04:33 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
GeishaObi_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg GeishaObi_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 73 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:20 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
geishaobi01.jpgjpg geishaobi01.jpg manage 90 K 14 Aug 2014 - 15:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Carol Warner-Draycott Gardens
geishaobi02.JPGJPG geishaobi02.JPG manage 95 K 31 Aug 2015 - 20:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
geishaobi03.JPGJPG geishaobi03.JPG manage 585 K 06 Dec 2015 - 19:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
geishaobi1.JPGJPG geishaobi1.JPG manage 977 K 09 Dec 2017 - 22:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
geishaobi10.JPGJPG geishaobi10.JPG manage 269 K 23 Dec 2023 - 15:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
geishaobi2.jpgjpg geishaobi2.jpg manage 33 K 15 Mar 2013 - 01:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
geishaobi3.JPGJPG geishaobi3.JPG manage 93 K 19 Jun 2013 - 21:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
geishaobi9.jpgjpg geishaobi9.jpg manage 188 K 28 May 2020 - 02:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Topic revision: r22 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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