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■(TB) 'Samarkand Road'

2009, Blyth

'Samarkand Road' (Barry Blyth, R. 2009). Seedling# N58-1. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards lemon yellow, pink blush through midrib; falls cream, pastel magenta-brown overlay to wash, 1/4" buff beige edge; beards vivid tangerine. Keppel seedling# 98-152F: ('Braggadocio' x 'Prince George') X Keppel seedling# 98-154B: ('Prince George' x 'Sharpshooter'). Tempo Two 2009/10.

See below:

BHP 7082-X2 samarkand road.jpgsam01.jpgsam02.jpgsamarandroad02.jpgsamarandroad08.JPGsamarandroad09.JPGSamarkand Road.JPGSAMARKAND ROAD by Barry Blyth.jpgsamarkandroad01.jpgsamarkandroad3.JPGsamarkandroad4.JPGSamarkandRoad9.jpgsamarkanroad5.JPG


Hybridizer's Comment: The best way to describe this unusual iris is to look at the photo, but putting it in words may help: Standards are lemon yellow with a pinkish blush through the midrib. The falls are cream with a very light overlay wash of magenta brown but very pastel. The effect is that the falls are veined all over in cream and honey tan. There is also a 1/4" band of a more beige tone. Beards are vivid tangerine. It is fertile and gives fun seedlings, though we have not used it very much. We made the cross in Keith Keppel's garden in Salem in May 2001 using two of his seedlings.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-22
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BHP_7082-X2_samarkand_road.jpgjpg BHP_7082-X2_samarkand_road.jpg manage 190 K 12 Feb 2016 - 04:12 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SAMARKAND_ROAD_by_Barry_Blyth.jpgjpg SAMARKAND_ROAD_by_Barry_Blyth.jpg manage 72 K 29 Mar 2010 - 10:54 Main.Laymont+ by Barry Blyth, Tempo Two, Australia
SamarkandRoad9.jpgjpg SamarkandRoad9.jpg manage 208 K 28 Sep 2021 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Barnes- Iris Australis-Australia
Samarkand_Road.JPGJPG Samarkand_Road.JPG manage 58 K 11 Mar 2010 - 03:51 Main.rshadlow  
sam01.jpgjpg sam01.jpg manage 50 K 10 Feb 2015 - 23:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
sam02.jpgjpg sam02.jpg manage 543 K 02 Dec 2019 - 19:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
samarandroad02.jpgjpg samarandroad02.jpg manage 592 K 08 Jan 2020 - 23:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
samarandroad08.JPGJPG samarandroad08.JPG manage 281 K 23 Dec 2020 - 03:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
samarandroad09.JPGJPG samarandroad09.JPG manage 267 K 23 Dec 2020 - 03:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
samarkandroad01.jpgjpg samarkandroad01.jpg manage 606 K 05 Jan 2016 - 15:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
samarkandroad3.JPGJPG samarkandroad3.JPG manage 64 K 31 Jan 2014 - 22:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
samarkandroad4.JPGJPG samarkandroad4.JPG manage 56 K 31 Jan 2014 - 22:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
samarkanroad5.JPGJPG samarkanroad5.JPG manage 131 K 30 Jan 2024 - 14:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r28 - 30 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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