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■(TB) 'Pepper Blend'

1977, Moores

'Pepper Blend' (Walter Moores, R. 1976). Seedling #1-70. TB, 34" (86 cm). Early bloom and rebloom (October in Texas). Standards almost solid dark red (RHS 183A); fancy fancy plicata with dark red-brown, blending to yellow and then white at center, red-brown central stripe. ('Wild Ginger' x 'Edenite') X 'Cayenne Capers'. Moores 1977.

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From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing PEPPER BLEND. Sdlg. 1-70. TB, 34", Early & RE (Oct. & Nov. in TX with occasional summer rebloom). Standards are almost solid dark red; falls are fancy plicata with dark redbrown blending to yellow to white at center with central stripe of red-brown. Reblooms much earlier than its reblooming parent. (Wild Ginger x Edenite) X Cayenne Capers. $25.00. Walter Moores.


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
PepperBlend01.jpgjpg PepperBlend01.jpg manage 86 K 07 Apr 2015 - 15:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
PepperBlend02.jpgjpg PepperBlend02.jpg manage 78 K 07 Apr 2014 - 19:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PepperBlend03.jpgjpg PepperBlend03.jpg manage 90 K 07 Apr 2014 - 19:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PepperBlend_sup.jpgjpg PepperBlend_sup.jpg manage 45 K 13 Jan 2010 - 21:36 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Richard Tasco
pepperblend8.JPGJPG pepperblend8.JPG manage 351 K 25 Oct 2023 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Iris Garden-reblooming Oct.. 2023
rsz_pepperblend.jpgjpg rsz_pepperblend.jpg manage 71 K 07 Jan 2014 - 18:54 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Scottie Finney
Topic revision: r16 - 12 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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