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■(TB) 'Maestro Puccini'

1972, Benson

'Maestro Puccini' (Cliff Benson, R. 1969). Seedling# 66-13C. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L, Light silvery powder blue self; blue tipped beard. Name transfered from Benson seedling# 16-13C. 'Van Cliburn' X 'Tidelands'. C. Benson 1972. Honorable Mention 1973; Award of Merit 1975.

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maestro puccini flPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Shaub DunkleyPhoto by Shaub DunkleyPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing MAESTRO PUCCINI. (Van Cliburn X Tidelands). Named in honor of the famed Italian composer-conductor. A clear, vigorous, crisp French silvery blue self. Noble in carriage and of giant size. The perfectly formed blossoms are broad, ruffled and extremely smooth, and are carried on 38-inch well branched sturdy stalks. $25.00. Cliff Benson.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MaestroPuccini12BHI.JPGJPG MaestroPuccini12BHI.JPG manage 82 K 24 Apr 2012 - 21:57 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MaestroPucciniBHI.JPGJPG MaestroPucciniBHI.JPG manage 57 K 19 Nov 2011 - 21:42 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
maestro_puccini_fl.jpgjpg maestro_puccini_fl.jpg manage 38 K 13 Aug 2012 - 11:57 IrisP  
maestropuccini9.JPGJPG maestropuccini9.JPG manage 132 K 26 Jun 2022 - 20:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Shaub Dunkley
maestropuccini90.JPGJPG maestropuccini90.JPG manage 128 K 26 Jun 2022 - 20:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Shaub Dunkley
Topic revision: r15 - 10 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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