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■(TB) 'Chocolate Vanilla'

1991/92, Blyth

'Chocolate Vanilla' (Barry Blyth, R. 1991). Seedling# X108-1. TB, 34" (86 cm), Very early to early midseason bloom. Standards creamy white; falls chocolate to bronze brown; beards deep brown. ('Touch Of Bronze' x 'Beachgirl') X (('Inca Queen' x ('Tranquil Star' x ('Love Chant' x 'Festive Skirt'))) x 'Amber Snow'). Tempo Two 1991/92

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From Tempo Two catalog, 1991: CHOCOLATE VANILLA (Blyth 91 Aust) VVE-EM. 34". Opening very early in the season, in fact with the dwarf bearded, is this unique colour break in the Iris spectrum. It is a chocolate brown amoena. Standards are creamy white; falls are chocolate brown changing to bronze after a couple of days. Beards are deep brown. Form is excellent, wide, ruffled and full with high bud count, often up to 1O buds. It is also proving to be an exciting parent with lots of unexplored potential. (Touch of Bronze x Beach Girl) X ((Inca Queen x (Tranquil Star x (Love Chant x Festive Skirt))) x Amber Snow). Sdlg X108·1. $30.00.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-09
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ChocolatVanilla3.jpgjpg ChocolatVanilla3.jpg manage 26 K 19 Nov 2010 - 19:17 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Chocolate-Vanilla.jpgjpg Chocolate-Vanilla.jpg manage 48 K 06 Nov 2011 - 17:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ChocolateVanilla01.jpgjpg ChocolateVanilla01.jpg manage 70 K 22 Nov 2014 - 03:21 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Chocolate_Vanilla.jpgjpg Chocolate_Vanilla.jpg manage 53 K 02 Sep 2010 - 05:16 Main.rshadlow  
Chocolate_Vanilla_350.jpgjpg Chocolate_Vanilla_350.jpg manage 65 K 09 Feb 2010 - 08:25 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
chocolate04.jpgjpg chocolate04.jpg manage 96 K 19 Jun 2015 - 20:16 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
chocolate06.jpgjpg chocolate06.jpg manage 59 K 19 Jun 2015 - 20:13 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
chocolate07.jpgjpg chocolate07.jpg manage 51 K 19 Jun 2015 - 20:12 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
chocolatevanilla5.jpgjpg chocolatevanilla5.jpg manage 35 K 09 Dec 2013 - 21:26 UnknownUser Photo by Plantas Distintas-Spain
chocolatevanilla8.JPGJPG chocolatevanilla8.JPG manage 115 K 15 Jan 2024 - 14:19 UnknownUser Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
Topic revision: r21 - 16 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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