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■(JI) 'Stranger In Paradise'

1970, Hager

'Stranger In Paradise' (Ben Hager, R. 1970) Seedling J72. JI, 32" (81 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards white, edged rose-fuchsia; falls rose-fuchsia, white blaze; yellow signal. Seedling J63: ('Miyuki-Guruma' x 'Gekkyuden') X 'Banners on Parade'. Melrose Gardens 1970. Honorable Mention 1971; Payne Award 1976.

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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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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StrangerinParadise02.jpgjpg StrangerinParadise02.jpg manage 86 K 08 Sep 2014 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
strangerin01.JPGJPG strangerin01.JPG manage 84 K 18 Jun 2014 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
strangerin02.JPGJPG strangerin02.JPG manage 93 K 18 Jun 2014 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
strangerinparadise01.JPGJPG strangerinparadise01.JPG manage 1 MB 11 Dec 2017 - 22:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
strangerinparadise2.JPGJPG strangerinparadise2.JPG manage 79 K 04 May 2020 - 21:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1971 Melrose Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
strangerinparadise5.JPGJPG strangerinparadise5.JPG manage 238 K 21 Dec 2023 - 13:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Coble-Ensata Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r17 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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