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■(TB) 'New Face'

2008, Black

'New Face' (Paul Black, R. 2008). Seedling L95A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards medium blue-orchid centers blending to paler slate-violet on outer third; style arms pale mauve-pink crest to light violet ridge to cream edge; falls light rose wash, darker rose hafts, lighter rim, sanded warm white veins beside beards; beards white to lavender base, light orange in throat, white at end; ruffled; pronounced grape fragrance. Seedling 638B, sibling to 'Mountain View' X 'Champagne Frost'. Mid-America 2008. Honorable Mention 2010.

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Photo by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty Jacobsby Mid-America Garden Oregon USAPhoto by Robert Piatek-PolandPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by LauerPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens taken at Historic Museum at Fort MissoulaPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters FarmPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Napa Country Iris GardensPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany


From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2008: NEW FACE (Black 08) TB Early-Midseason 36” (91 cm). Yes, it's a New Face in town. So far, an iris with blue standards and pink falls has been very illusive. New Face comes close enough to that goal to finally celebrate. Centers of standards are blue-orchid blending to light slate-violet in upper 1/3. Unique contrasting styles are mauve pink. Ruffled falls are pale rose-pink blending darker toward margins and over hafts. Paler edges help add a finishing touch. Pale blue-violet beards echo the standards. Three well spaced branches plus terminal create 7-9 buds. Growth is strong and foliage clean. Come close to this 'New Face' & you'll smell the strong grape fragrance. A must have for anyone breeding blue and pink or blue and yellow reverse bicolors. Here's a face worth giving a second look. Sdlg L95A: Mountain View sib X Champagne Frost. $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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DSCN6616.JPGJPG DSCN6616.JPG manage 68 K 17 May 2011 - 15:02 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN6621.JPGJPG DSCN6621.JPG manage 68 K 17 May 2011 - 15:03 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
NEWFACE9.jpgjpg NEWFACE9.jpg manage 185 K 02 Apr 2021 - 01:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
NEWFACE90.JPGJPG NEWFACE90.JPG manage 215 K 30 Apr 2024 - 15:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany
NewFace6.jpgjpg NewFace6.jpg manage 44 K 17 Jul 2013 - 21:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
New_Face.jpgjpg New_Face.jpg manage 57 K 25 Jan 2010 - 12:19 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
newface01.jpgjpg newface01.jpg manage 69 K 01 Sep 2014 - 15:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
newface02.jpgjpg newface02.jpg manage 600 K 03 Jan 2016 - 22:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
newface05.jpgjpg newface05.jpg manage 86 K 06 Jul 2013 - 15:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
newface09.jpgjpg newface09.jpg manage 136 K 09 Jul 2020 - 15:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens taken at Historic Museum at Fort Missoula
newface1.jpegjpeg newface1.jpeg manage 94 K 25 Dec 2015 - 04:07 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
newface2.JPGJPG newface2.JPG manage 254 K 11 Apr 2016 - 19:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
newface3.jpgjpg newface3.jpg manage 61 K 30 Jan 2017 - 19:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
Topic revision: r31 - 30 Apr 2024, TerryLaurin
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