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■(TB) 'Shake It Up'

2011, Black

'Shake It Up' (Paul Black, R 2011). Seedling# N127AA TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards ice blue-white flushed dark blue-violet at base to light blue-violet 2/3 of way out; style arms icy blue-white, violet stigmatic lip; falls white, green texture veined, few plum veins in throat; beards bright orange-red; pronounced musky fragrance. 'Cool Confidence' X 'Friendly Fire'. Mid-America 2011. Honorable Mention 2015

Please contact Brock Heilman for image Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USAPhoto by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS ConventionPhoto by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS ConventionPhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Superstition Iris Gardens


From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2011: SHAKE IT UP (Black ‘11) TB Midseason-Late 36” (91cm). It's time to shake things up. Let's put a fully saturated red orange beard on an otherwise undistinguished reverse blue amoena. What a difference a beard can make. Clumps of Shake It Up are a sight to behold. It won't go unnoticed in your garden. People will gather round for a closer inspection. Growth is super vigorous. Strong stalks have 3 branches and spur with 8-9 buds. Sdlg. N127AA: Cool Confidence X Friendly Fire. BONUS.


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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2011-03-06
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BHP_6703-X2_shake_it_up.jpgjpg BHP_6703-X2_shake_it_up.jpg manage 85 K 11 Feb 2016 - 20:23 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Shake_it_Up.jpgjpg Shake_it_Up.jpg manage 74 K 29 Nov 2011 - 17:30 Main.Laymont+ by Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USA
shakeitup01.JPGJPG shakeitup01.JPG manage 54 K 10 Jul 2015 - 22:14 TerryLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
shakeitup02.jpgjpg shakeitup02.jpg manage 45 K 28 Aug 2015 - 02:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
shakeitup09.JPGJPG shakeitup09.JPG manage 234 K 02 Mar 2020 - 18:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
shakeitup1.jpgjpg shakeitup1.jpg manage 381 K 26 Dec 2015 - 04:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
shakeitup2.jpgjpg shakeitup2.jpg manage 62 K 15 Nov 2013 - 20:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
shakeitup3.jpgjpg shakeitup3.jpg manage 574 K 05 Jan 2016 - 16:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
shakeitup9.JPGJPG shakeitup9.JPG manage 68 K 05 Jan 2021 - 15:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r23 - 30 Mar 2023, TerryLaurin
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