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■(TB) 'Embellishment'

1986, Innerst

'Embellishment' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1985). Seedling 1125-13. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Heavily laced mid-orange; self beard; slight spicy fragrance. 'Summer Love' X 'Yubblegum'. Innerst 1986. High Commendation 1983; Exhibition Certificate 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #261 April 1986 Introducing EMBELLISHMENT (lnnerst '86) Sdlg. 1125-13. TB, 32" EM season. Summer Love X Yubblegum. EC, HC '83. We call it a medium orange. However, it has been referred to as an apricot pink, a plain orange self, self beards. Embellished with HEAVY lace. Extremely showy in a clump, excellent garden value. Excellent stalk, 7 or more buds. Fertile both ways. $25.00. Sterling Innerst.
"EMBELLISHMENT ('86) has a little more of a peach influence in its pink [than 'Sterling Blush'], but the bud count and vigor are definitely improved. Both varieties are heavily laced, yet seem to open properly without twisting or "getting stuck" in the bud." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 20-21.]


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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