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■(TB) 'Higher Calling'

2016, Ghio

'Higher Calling' (Joseph Ghio, R. 2016). Seedling# 08-49D3. TB, 41" (104 cm). Late to very late bloom. Standards soft candy pink; style arms pink; falls lighter candy pink; beards light tangerine. 'Enjoyment' X seedling# 05-9T5, 'Birthday Bash' pollen parent. Bay View 2016.

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HIGHER CALLINGPhoto by Kate Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS ConventionPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Superstition Iris GardensPhoto by Joe Ghio-Bay View GardensPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden


From Bay View Gardens catalog, 2016: HIGHER CALLING, 41 inches, L-VL. True its name this lovely light pink confection's large blossoms are displayed on very tall, ramrod straight stalks with perfect show branching with 8-9 buds. The very bubbled standards are light candy pink. The wide overlapping haft falls are bit lighter shade of candy pink. Wondrous Ghio form, light tangerine beards, and an aura that is a call to Heaven. No. 08-49D3: Enjoyment X 05-9TS: (93-30V2:01-72M, Bejeweled pod parent, x 00-34-I3, Picture Book sib) x 03-110L, Love of Life pod parent). $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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HIGHER_CALLING.JPGJPG HIGHER_CALLING.JPG manage 94 K 21 Apr 2017 - 04:09 EileenRoark  
highercalling01.JPGJPG highercalling01.JPG manage 270 K 01 Jul 2016 - 02:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
highercalling05.jpgjpg highercalling05.jpg manage 400 K 26 Dec 2019 - 21:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
highercalling09.JPGJPG highercalling09.JPG manage 162 K 04 Jan 2021 - 21:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
highercalling1.jpgjpg highercalling1.jpg manage 96 K 24 Jan 2019 - 23:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Joe Ghio-Bay View Gardens
highercalling7.jpgjpg highercalling7.jpg manage 161 K 24 Jul 2020 - 15:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
highercalling8.jpgjpg highercalling8.jpg manage 154 K 24 Jul 2020 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
highercalling9.jpgjpg highercalling9.jpg manage 158 K 12 May 2020 - 20:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 30 Jun 2022, TerryLaurin
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