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■(JI) 'Tender Trap'

1965, Hager

'Tender Trap' (Ben Hager, R. 1964) Seedling 14J50. JI, 36" (91 cm), Soft blue around yellow signal, blending to lavender at edges. 'Ruffled Brocade' X 'Karahashi'. Melrose 1965. Honorable Mention 1966.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1965: TENDER TRAP (Ben R. Hager) 38" double (Ruffled Brocade X Karahashi). This iris is pastel in tone, but is full of glittering jewel-like vivaciousness. The effect is a blend: over the silver white ground we find an opalescent shimmer of powder blue and orchid. The color is intense enough to give a good garden display. Large flowers; full and fluted. $10.00
From Tempo Two AU catalog, 1974: TENDER TRAP (Hager '65 USA) Double Mid-Season. Large full blooms on tall stems, color is silvery pastel white with an all-over opalescent shimmer of powder blue orchid. Styles are lighter with vivid gold signals setting the ruffled flowers off and giving a good garden effect. 42". HM '66. $6.00.


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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Topic revision: r11 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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