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■(TB) 'Kissing Circle'

1989, Stevens

'Kissing Circle' (Stephen Stevens, R. 1980). Seedling# 76-37-4. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards dark blue, infused lavender, lighter area on each side of midrib has plicata markings; falls white ground with 1/4" band same color as Standards, plicata markings in white area, blue line extending down from tip of blue beard; ruffled. 'Charmed Circle' X 'Kiss'. Hahn's Rainbow Iris, Roderick Iris 1989.

Originally registered BB: 'Kissing Circle'; reclassified TB 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #273 April 1989 Introducing KISSING CIRCLE (S. Stevens) TB, 30", E-M. Ruffled. Stands dark blue, lighter on each side of midrib, plicata markings. Falls are white ground with 1/4" band same color as S. plicata markings in white area; blue beards. Easy bloomer, good branching. Charmed Circle X Kiss. Well liked in Oklahoma City. $25.00. Roderick Iris Gardens.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-03
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Kissing-Circle09.jpgjpg Kissing-Circle09.jpg manage 50 K 31 Oct 2021 - 03:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
KissingCircle.jpgjpg KissingCircle.jpg manage 45 K 03 Mar 2011 - 19:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Selina's Iris Garden
KissingCircle02.jpgjpg KissingCircle02.jpg manage 75 K 28 Mar 2014 - 12:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
KissingCircle5.JPGJPG KissingCircle5.JPG manage 32 K 07 Aug 2013 - 20:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
KissingCircle7.jpgjpg KissingCircle7.jpg manage 63 K 03 Feb 2014 - 17:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Yarrabee Garden & Iris-Australia
KissingCircleSI.JPGJPG KissingCircleSI.JPG manage 220 K 16 Apr 2019 - 22:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
KissingCircle_fl.jpgjpg KissingCircle_fl.jpg manage 56 K 20 Mar 2011 - 18:46 IrisP  
Kissing_Circle6150.jpgjpg Kissing_Circle6150.jpg manage 59 K 11 Mar 2011 - 16:08 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
kissingcircle01.jpgjpg kissingcircle01.jpg manage 61 K 23 Jul 2015 - 20:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
kissingcircle02.jpgjpg kissingcircle02.jpg manage 57 K 23 Jul 2015 - 20:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
kissingcircle03.jpgjpg kissingcircle03.jpg manage 70 K 23 Jul 2015 - 20:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
kissingcircle05.JPGJPG kissingcircle05.JPG manage 340 K 03 Mar 2019 - 03:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
kissingcircle06.JPGJPG kissingcircle06.JPG manage 361 K 03 Mar 2019 - 03:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
kissingcircle07.JPGJPG kissingcircle07.JPG manage 414 K 03 Mar 2019 - 03:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
kissingcircle08.jpgjpg kissingcircle08.jpg manage 240 K 03 Mar 2019 - 03:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
kissingcircle09.JPGJPG kissingcircle09.JPG manage 245 K 08 Dec 2021 - 20:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2014 Hudson Valley Iris & Daylily Society Spring Weekend
kissingcircle090.JPGJPG kissingcircle090.JPG manage 263 K 08 Dec 2021 - 20:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2014 Hudson Valley Iris & Daylily Society Spring Weekend
kissingcircle5.jpgjpg kissingcircle5.jpg manage 147 K 25 Mar 2023 - 14:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
kissingcircle6.jpgjpg kissingcircle6.jpg manage 87 K 11 Nov 2013 - 02:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
kissingcircle9.JPGJPG kissingcircle9.JPG manage 326 K 07 Jan 2021 - 13:31 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
kissingcircleSG.jpgjpg kissingcircleSG.jpg manage 17 K 02 Dec 2011 - 23:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
kissingcircleSG1.JPGJPG kissingcircleSG1.JPG manage 233 K 08 Feb 2024 - 21:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r27 - 08 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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