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■(TB) 'Frontline'

2011, Black

'Frontline' (Paul Black, R. 2011). Seedling O141C. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Standards dark purple base blending to wide icy white band, dark purple veins up midribs and outward over center 3/4; style arms icy white, violet midribs and stigmatic lip; falls white, light green texture veins, throat veined pale gold; beards white base, hairs tipped orange in throat, medium orange in middle, white at end; ruffled, laced; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Cameo Appearance' sibling, X seedling K60A: ('Lotus Land' x 'Intimidator'). Mid-America 2011.

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Photo by AIS ArchivesPhoto by AIS Archivesby Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USAPhoto by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris SocietyPhoto by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS ConventionPhoto by Paul Black-Mid America GardenPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Smokin Heights-AustraliaPhoto by Smokin Heights-AustraliaPhoto by Perry DyerPhoto by Ken Walker; Mid-America Garden, Brooks, OR; AIS 2015 Convention


From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2011: FRONTLINE (Black ‘11) TB Midseason-Very Late 40” (102 cm). Frontline takes the reverse blue amoena pattern and adds an exciting new dimension. Instead of solid blue standards, they blend from dark violet blue to icy white with centers heavily veined dark violet blue. They are a pleasing and different contrast to very wide and ruffled near white falls. Subdued tangerine to white beards don't draw the eye away from the dramatic standards' pattern. Strong show stalks have 3 branches plus spur and about seven buds. Growth is strong and healthy. Sdlg. O141C: Advanced Degree sib. $60.00.


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.

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FRONTLINE_(Black_2011)01.JPGJPG FRONTLINE_(Black_2011)01.JPG manage 817 K 23 Aug 2016 - 20:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Perry Dyer
Frontline.jpgjpg Frontline.jpg manage 72 K 04 Nov 2011 - 12:47 Main.Laymont+ by Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USA
Frontline1.JPGJPG Frontline1.JPG manage 187 K 30 Apr 2023 - 02:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Frontline_KWW.jpgjpg Frontline_KWW.jpg manage 53 K 23 Jan 2017 - 02:41 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Mid-America Garden, Brooks, OR; AIS 2015 Convention
front01.JPGJPG front01.JPG manage 61 K 02 Feb 2015 - 03:34 TerryLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
front02.JPGJPG front02.JPG manage 56 K 02 Feb 2015 - 03:36 TerryLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
frontline01.jpgjpg frontline01.jpg manage 46 K 06 Aug 2014 - 01:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
frontline02.jpgjpg frontline02.jpg manage 56 K 29 Aug 2015 - 03:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
frontline2.jpgjpg frontline2.jpg manage 43 K 23 Nov 2013 - 15:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
frontline5.JPGJPG frontline5.JPG manage 118 K 16 Nov 2023 - 15:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
frontline50.JPGJPG frontline50.JPG manage 117 K 25 Jun 2024 - 19:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r28 - 25 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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