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■(TB) 'Halfway To Heaven'

1996, Niswonger

'Halfway To Heaven' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1995). Seedling# 45-92. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Blue pink self; beards tangerine, tipped blue. 'Pink Blue Genes' X 'Fontaine'. Cape Iris 1996. High Commendation 1996, Honorable Mention 1998; Award of Merit 2002.

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From AIS Bulletin #301 April 1996 Introducing HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (Niswonger '96) Sdlg. 45-92: Pink Blue Genes X Hamblen H8l54A: (((H74-68B x Jack R. Oee) x (H74-68B x H74-70)) x Song of Norway). TB, 34" (86 cm), M. This blue-pink self has one-third of the front part of the beard blue and the rest is tangerine. This large wide-hafted tall bearded is very vigorous with nice branching and a good breeder for pinks with blue beards. It received an EC in '93 at Region 18's seedling show. It was named by Polly Chism from Festus, MO. $35.00. Cape Iris.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-10-26
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Halfway-to-HeavenNN.jpgjpg Halfway-to-HeavenNN.jpg manage 36 K 07 Nov 2011 - 22:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
HalfwayToHeaven04.JPGJPG HalfwayToHeaven04.JPG manage 69 K 26 Mar 2014 - 18:00 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
HalfwayToHeaven8.jpgjpg HalfwayToHeaven8.jpg manage 53 K 28 Nov 2013 - 22:53 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
HalfwayToHeaven_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg HalfwayToHeaven_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 26 Oct 2010 - 02:43 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
HalfwaytoHeaven7.jpgjpg HalfwaytoHeaven7.jpg manage 58 K 06 Sep 2013 - 14:02 UnknownUser Photo by Echo Iris Garden
halfway01.jpgjpg halfway01.jpg manage 94 K 04 May 2015 - 03:01 UnknownUser Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
halfway_to_heavenTIF.jpgjpg halfway_to_heavenTIF.jpg manage 43 K 05 Dec 2011 - 00:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
halfway_to_heaven_66.jpgjpg halfway_to_heaven_66.jpg manage 58 K 02 Dec 2010 - 22:41 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
halfway_to_heaven_68.jpgjpg halfway_to_heaven_68.jpg manage 74 K 02 Dec 2010 - 22:41 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
halfwaytoheaven7.jpgjpg halfwaytoheaven7.jpg manage 28 K 15 Aug 2013 - 02:59 UnknownUser Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
Topic revision: r21 - 17 Dec 2022, TLaurin
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