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■ (TB) 'Passionista'

2014, Blyth

'Passionista' (Barry Blyth, R. 2014) Seedling T68-H. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards pure white; falls rich violet-purple, huge white starburst coming about ¼ of the way down petal, ¹⁄₁₆˝ lilac edge; beards orange-tangerine; slight sweet fragrance. Keppel seedling 03-12A: ('Undercurrent' x 'Parisian Dawn') X 'Dinner Talk'. Tempo Two 2015-16

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From Tempo Two catalog, 2015: PASSIONISTA (Blyth 2015 Aust) ML 38”. A gorgeous and exciting Iris. It has to be seen to be really appreciated. The standards are pure white, no other colour. Falls are rich violet-purple with a huge white starburst pattern radiating out from around the orange tangerine beards. It is finished off with a 1/16” edge of lilac. Beautiful branching displaying the huge blooms to perfection. Sister to Sassy Sister. Fertile. ((Keppel 03-12A: Undercurrent x Parisian Dawn) X Dinner Talk). Sdlg No. T68-H. $75.00.


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
PASSIONISTA01.jpegjpeg PASSIONISTA01.jpeg manage 38 K 17 Dec 2016 - 13:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow-Keith Keppel Irises
PASSIONISTA02.jpgjpg PASSIONISTA02.jpg manage 70 K 09 Jan 2019 - 19:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
PASSIONISTA5.jpgjpg PASSIONISTA5.jpg manage 157 K 12 Dec 2019 - 14:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
PASSIONISTA6.jpgjpg PASSIONISTA6.jpg manage 511 K 12 Dec 2019 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
Passionista01.jpgjpg Passionista01.jpg manage 147 K 08 Nov 2015 - 16:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tempo Two Nursery-Australia
passionista01.jpgjpg passionista01.jpg manage 585 K 05 Jan 2020 - 13:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
passionista010.jpgjpg passionista010.jpg manage 225 K 11 Jul 2022 - 01:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
passionista1.jpgjpg passionista1.jpg manage 189 K 02 Jan 2020 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
passionista9.JPGJPG passionista9.JPG manage 135 K 26 Oct 2023 - 13:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
passionista90.JPGJPG passionista90.JPG manage 139 K 15 Sep 2023 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r20 - 26 Oct 2023, TLaurin
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