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■(TB) 'Seeing Red'

1967, Schortman

'Seeing Red' (William Schortman, R. 1966). Seedling# 6422. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early, midseason and late bloom. Color Class-R1D, Maroon self. 'Tall Chief' X 'Grand Surprise'. Schortman 1967.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #185 April 1967 Introducing SEEING RED. 36". After years of red breeding we had to make this beautifully ruffled maroon available to you. $35.00. Schortman's Iris Garden.
SEEING RED (Schortman '68). A near-perfect approach to red. Out of Tall Chief, it has height, branching and smoothness going for it. Most satisfactory, and a good pod parent. [Tell Muhlestein, “Twenty-five Irises That Have Performed Well for Me,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 49.]


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SeeingRed11.JPGJPG SeeingRed11.JPG manage 96 K 30 Aug 2021 - 18:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SeeingRed12BHI.JPGJPG SeeingRed12BHI.JPG manage 77 K 03 May 2012 - 19:29 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SeeingRedBHI.JPGJPG SeeingRedBHI.JPG manage 206 K 22 Nov 2011 - 20:17 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r12 - 30 Nov 2021, Harloiris
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