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■(TB) 'Novel Idea'

2006, Ghio

'Novel Idea' (Joseph Ghio, R. 2005). Seedling# 99-93S2. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards pink; falls pink, purple lines becoming purple dots at distal edge; beards tangerine. 'Brave Face' X seedling# 97-54A4: (seedling# 95-39T, 'Genuflect' sibling, x seedling# 93-140I3: ('Pink Starlet' x seedling# 91-43P: ('Happy Marriage' x seedling# 87-122U: ('Birthday Greetings' x 'Bubble Up')))). Bay View 2006. Honorable Mention 2009.

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Novel Idea photo by BillPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsDetail Betty Jacobs photoGeorge Bacon - Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 2006 Bay View Gardens catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Smokin Heights-Australia


From Bay View Gardens catalog, 2006: NOVEL IDEA, 36 inches, ML. $60.00. The first pink ground " line and speckle ". The standards are pink slightly texture veined.The falls are deeper pink with purple lines radiating from the tangerine beards to the dotted distal edge. Wavy ruffling, super branching and bud count. Best Seedling, Region 14 show, 2005. No. 99-93S2: Brave Face X 97-54A4: (95 -39T, Genuflect sib, x 93-14013: (Pink Starlet x 91-43P: (Happy Marriage x Bubbling Along))).


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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DSCN2037.JPGJPG DSCN2037.JPG manage 66 K 28 Mar 2010 - 16:38 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN2107.JPGJPG DSCN2107.JPG manage 66 K 28 Mar 2010 - 16:37 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN2107bh-edt.JPGJPG DSCN2107bh-edt.JPG manage 24 K 14 Oct 2017 - 17:38 Main.Harloiris Detail Betty Jacobs photo
Novel Idea TB Joseph Ghio 2006.jpgjpg Novel Idea TB Joseph Ghio 2006.jpg manage 619 K 26 Mar 2021 - 21:02 Main.georgebacon George Bacon - Breezeway Iris Garden
novelidea01.JPGJPG novelidea01.JPG manage 78 K 24 May 2020 - 15:52 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2006 Bay View Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
novelidea1.jpgjpg novelidea1.jpg manage 107 K 16 Jul 2019 - 01:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
novelidea5.JPGJPG novelidea5.JPG manage 138 K 31 Aug 2023 - 20:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r21 - 31 Aug 2023, TerryLaurin
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