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■(SIB) 'Jamaican Velvet'

1985, McGarvey

'Jamaican Velvet' (William McGarvey, R. 1983). Seedling 82-79-19. SIB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Velvety deep red. Seedling 78-74-13RedPur-1 X seedling 63-RoyEns Color-1. Borbeleta Gardens, McGarvey 1985. Favorite Guest Iris 1985; Honorable Mention 1987; Award of Merit 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #256 January 1985 Introducing JAMAICAN VELVET - McGarvey '85. Sdlg. 82-79-19. Siberian, 30", midseason. Velvety deep red-violet self. 78-74-13 Red Pur-l X 63-Roy-Ens Color 1. Net $100.00. William McGarvey.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 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, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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jamaicanvelvet02.jpgjpg jamaicanvelvet02.jpg manage 69 K 08 Jul 2013 - 21:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
jamaicanvelvet1.jpgjpg jamaicanvelvet1.jpg manage 176 K 20 Aug 2016 - 02:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
jamaicanvelvet2.jpgjpg jamaicanvelvet2.jpg manage 280 K 20 Aug 2016 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
jamaicanvelvet5.JPGJPG jamaicanvelvet5.JPG manage 254 K 23 Feb 2024 - 21:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adam Cordes
jamaicanvelvet50.JPGJPG jamaicanvelvet50.JPG manage 129 K 23 Feb 2024 - 21:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adam Cordes
jamaicanvelvet9.JPGJPG jamaicanvelvet9.JPG manage 183 K 14 Apr 2023 - 12:09 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1985 AIS Indianapolis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Stallcop Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 24 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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