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■(TB) 'Aachen'

1982, Mahoney

'Aachen' (James Mahoney, R. 1982). Seedling 77/132A. TB, Height 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Laced and ruffled light red purple (RHS 65A), yellow (7B) hafts veined greyed orange (164C); yellow orange beard and 3/4" horns. 'Candleflame' X 'Spooned Blaze'. Shamrock Iris Gardens 1983.

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Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing AACHEN (Mahoney '83) Sdlg. #77/132A. (Candleflame X Spooned Blaze). T8, 32 ", M. Lightly ruffled and laced pink-lavender self; yellow-orange beards with 3/4" horns. Named after a W. German city close to where a W. German Lt. Colonel and wife live who are dear friends of ours. Fertile both ways. $20.00. Shamrock Iris Gardens.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some 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 good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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AachenBHI.jpgjpg AachenBHI.jpg manage 79 K 16 Nov 2011 - 23:22 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
aachen02.JPGJPG aachen02.JPG manage 69 K 23 Jun 2014 - 17:09 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r15 - 30 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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