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■ 'Murder Mystery'

2010, Black

'Murder Mystery' (Paul Black, R. 2010). Seedling M5A. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Standards metallic purple; style arms red purple; falls metallic purple, hafts white, speckled and veined dark plum overall; beards dark navy base tipped brown; slight sweet fragrance. 'Cranberry Sauce' X seedling!J76A: ('Painted Blue' x 'Skyblaze'). Mid-America 2010. Honorable Mention 2014

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2010: MURDER MYSTERY (Black ‘10) TB Midseason-Very Late 40” (102 cm). It's dark and shadowy with a hint of danger, it's a Murder Mystery. Rich, metallic purple flowers are touched with dark indigo highlights and texture veins over the falls. Burnt sienna to brown beards add a bit of intrigue to the mystery. Strong, healthy growth produces an abundance of show stalks with 3 branches plus spur and 9-11 buds. Sdlg. M5A: Cranberry Sauce X (Painted Blue x Skyblaze). $50.00.


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.

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MURDER_MYSTERY.jpgjpg MURDER_MYSTERY.jpg manage 61 K 22 Jan 2010 - 11:32 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
MurderMystery03.JPGJPG MurderMystery03.JPG manage 178 K 08 Dec 2016 - 04:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
MurderMystery04.JPGJPG MurderMystery04.JPG manage 157 K 08 Dec 2016 - 04:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
murdermystery02.jpgjpg murdermystery02.jpg manage 907 K 25 Dec 2015 - 03:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
murdermystery07.JPGJPG murdermystery07.JPG manage 253 K 08 Dec 2020 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
murdermystery08.JPGJPG murdermystery08.JPG manage 213 K 08 Dec 2020 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
murdermystery080.jpgjpg murdermystery080.jpg manage 271 K 07 Jul 2022 - 01:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
murdermystery09.JPGJPG murdermystery09.JPG manage 232 K 08 Dec 2020 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
murdermystery2.jpgjpg murdermystery2.jpg manage 60 K 15 May 2013 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
murdermystery3.jpgjpg murdermystery3.jpg manage 64 K 12 Nov 2013 - 14:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r21 - 26 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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