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■(TB) 'Enchanting'

1987, Hamblen

'Enchanting' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1986). Seedling H81-21A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards pink (RHS 39D) infused violet; falls rose violet (73A) with blue violet blaze below red purple (70A) beard. 'Sophistication' X ('Sostenique' x 'Rosabelle V'). Mission Bell Gardens 1987. High Commendation 1986, Honorable Mention 1989.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenBy Marilyn CampbellPhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Rene Martin-Francephoto by ElladanEnchanting flPhoto by Blue J Iris


Awaiting original catalog description
From AIS Bulletin #264 January 1987 Introducing EXCHANTING. 36", M-L. Beautifully formed bicolor. Full closed standards of warm pink, flushed violet at lower half. Wide flaring rose-violet falls, accented with a blue-violet blaze below red-purple beards. (Sophistication X H79-110A). #H81-21A. HC 1986. $30.00. Mission Bell.
ENCHANTING (Hamblen '87) has beards of brownish red, strongly colored purple at the outer end. Also well branched, but with single and double sockets giving a maximum of seven buds per stem. Standards are beige pink to buff pink, with pinkish lavender cast. The horizontal falls are a rosy lavender to orchid hue, with rosier hafts and edges. [Keith Keppel, The Late Show. AIS Buletin #275(oct 1989), p.17


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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-- ElladanMcLeester - 2010-11-29
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_0176-X2_enchanting.jpgjpg BHP_0176-X2_enchanting.jpg manage 188 K 19 Feb 2016 - 00:45 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Enchanting2010.jpgjpg Enchanting2010.jpg manage 62 K 22 Feb 2011 - 15:52 Main.mshadow By Marilyn Campbell
EnchantingBJ.jpgjpg EnchantingBJ.jpg manage 76 K 08 Feb 2012 - 18:25 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
Enchanting_fl.jpgjpg Enchanting_fl.jpg manage 42 K 09 Mar 2011 - 14:37 IrisP  
enchanting01.jpgjpg enchanting01.jpg manage 51 K 06 Jan 2015 - 15:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
enchanting02.jpgjpg enchanting02.jpg manage 214 K 26 Nov 2017 - 03:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
enchanting03.jpgjpg enchanting03.jpg manage 170 K 29 Dec 2017 - 03:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
enchanting04.jpgjpg enchanting04.jpg manage 182 K 15 Nov 2020 - 03:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
enchanting09.JPGJPG enchanting09.JPG manage 313 K 12 Nov 2020 - 23:51 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
enchanting1.JPGJPG enchanting1.JPG manage 401 K 07 Mar 2019 - 16:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
enchanting7.JPGJPG enchanting7.JPG manage 205 K 24 Feb 2020 - 17:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
enchanting8.JPGJPG enchanting8.JPG manage 194 K 24 Feb 2020 - 17:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
enchanting9.JPGJPG enchanting9.JPG manage 191 K 24 Feb 2020 - 17:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
enchanting_66.jpgjpg enchanting_66.jpg manage 71 K 29 Nov 2010 - 23:57 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
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