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■(TB) 'Love Is'

1973, Varner

'Love Is' (Steve Varner, R. 1972). Seedling# 851. TB, 35" (89 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards flesh pink; falls rose-lilac, deeper at edge; pale pink beard. Seedling# 618: ('Sleeping Princess' x ('Whole Cloth' x 'Lavendula')) X seedling# 5247: 'Carillon Belles' sibling. Illini Iris 1973. Honorable Mention 1974; Favorite Guest 1974; Favorite Guest 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #208 January 1973 Introducing LOVE IS. #851, EM, 35", TB. (618 X 5247, a sib. to Carillon Belles). Four branches, nine buds. Uniquely distinctive and beautiful. Conical flesh pink standards, slightly ruffled, wide, rose-lilac falls, deeper at edges, very light pink beard. HC '72. Net $25. Illini Iris.
"Tan standards with washed violet falls in a 20 flowered clump of LOVE IS by Varner surely gathered in some votes to give it a place in the top six for the Cook Douglas Cup." [Wadekamper, J. (1974). "Irises I liked at the 1974 Convention." The Bulletin of the American Irius Society, Vol. 55, No. 214, July 1974, 28.]


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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loveis01.JPGJPG loveis01.JPG manage 636 K 31 Aug 2016 - 18:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
loveis02.JPGJPG loveis02.JPG manage 683 K 31 Aug 2016 - 18:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
loveis1.JPGJPG loveis1.JPG manage 1002 K 27 Dec 2016 - 03:03 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
loveis9.JPGJPG loveis9.JPG manage 258 K 07 Mar 2023 - 03:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin -1974 AIS Convention-F. Stepheson Garden
Topic revision: r18 - 08 Oct 2023, dougchyz
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