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■(TB) 'Scotch Blend'

1981, Gatty

'Scotch Blend' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1981). Seedling# H9-2A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards ecru (M&P 11-C-2) blended darker (11-H-2) toward base; falls absinthe yellow (12-J-2), pyrethrum yellow (11-L-2) hafts, faint flush of lavender; golden yellow beard. Seedling# C3-1: ('May Dancer' x 'Princess') X 'White Lightning'. Keppel 1981. Honorable Mention 1883.

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Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New ZealandPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by NolaPhoto by NolaPhoto by NolaPhoto by NolaPhoto scanned from the 1994 Cooley


From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 1981: SCOTCH BLEND (Gatty '81) M 36" ((May Dancer x Princess) X White Lightning). Smooth, ruffled greenish tan standards sit atop ruffled and semi-flaring light tan falls suffused yellow. Color effect is subtle and pleasing. Well-branched, with a 7 to 9 bud count. At times there is a very faint hint of lacing. Surprisingly beautiful by-product of breeding done for pinks. #Hg-2A 25.00.


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
ScotchBlend01.JPGJPG ScotchBlend01.JPG manage 91 K 02 Jun 2015 - 02:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
ScotchBlend02.jpgjpg ScotchBlend02.jpg manage 82 K 27 Mar 2018 - 21:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ScotchBlend03.jpgjpg ScotchBlend03.jpg manage 86 K 27 Mar 2018 - 21:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ScotchBlend04.jpgjpg ScotchBlend04.jpg manage 68 K 27 Mar 2018 - 21:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ScotchBlend05.JPGJPG ScotchBlend05.JPG manage 75 K 27 Mar 2018 - 21:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
scotchblend01.jpgjpg scotchblend01.jpg manage 132 K 18 Nov 2015 - 22:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
scotchblend9.JPGJPG scotchblend9.JPG manage 337 K 21 Jan 2021 - 20:50 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r12 - 22 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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