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■(TB) 'Color Coded'

1982, Rawlins

'Color Coded' (David Rawlins, R. 1981). Seedling# 73-3. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards light blue; falls very dark blue; blue beard; slight fragrance. 'Yankee Boy' X 'Whole Cloth'. Hall's Flower Garden 1982. Favorite Guest 1983; Honorable Mention 1984; Favorite Guest 1984; President's Cup 1985, Favorite Guest 1985; Award of Merit 1986.

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From AIS Bulletin #245 April 1982 Introducing: COLOR CODED (David Rawlins) Seedling 73-3. TB, 30", Midseason bloom. Standards light blue; Falls very dark purple-violet. Flaring and ruffled, 2 branches and spur. Yankee Boy x Whole Cloth. Best seedling in Miami Valley Iris Society show in 1981 from 31 seedlings. Good grower and exceptionally nice. Net $30.00. Hall's Flower Garden.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-11-08
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Color-CodedNN.jpgjpg Color-CodedNN.jpg manage 41 K 06 Nov 2011 - 17:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ColorCoded01.jpgjpg ColorCoded01.jpg manage 56 K 01 Oct 2014 - 03:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
ColorCoded02.jpgjpg ColorCoded02.jpg manage 72 K 26 Apr 2015 - 03:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth
ColorCodedEI.jpgjpg ColorCodedEI.jpg manage 30 K 10 Dec 2012 - 18:00 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
ColorCodedSI.JPGJPG ColorCodedSI.JPG manage 325 K 08 Apr 2019 - 15:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
IMG_20230426_103856707_HDR3.jpgjpg IMG_20230426_103856707_HDR3.jpg manage 1 MB 26 Apr 2023 - 16:15 MorganMichaels  
color01.jpgjpg color01.jpg manage 82 K 05 Jun 2015 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
colorcod02.JPGJPG colorcod02.JPG manage 89 K 26 Jun 2014 - 19:59 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
colorcoded02.jpgjpg colorcoded02.jpg manage 129 K 02 Jun 2014 - 16:42 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
colorcoded3.jpgjpg colorcoded3.jpg manage 17 K 25 Aug 2013 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
colorcoded9.JPGJPG colorcoded9.JPG manage 90 K 13 Aug 2021 - 21:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r27 - 26 Apr 2023, MorganMichaels
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