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■(TB) 'Skirt Alert'

2010, Johnson

'Skirt Alert' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2010). Seedling# Tx20AA. TB, 35" (89 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards white neatly edged yellow gilt; falls palest violet-white, wide yellow-gold bands becoming translucent toward edges; beards white base tipped bright tangerine; slight fragrance. 'Jersey Bounce' X 'Whispering Spirits'. Mid-America 2010. Honorable Mention 2014

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2010: SKIRT ALERT (T.Johnson ‘10) TB Midseason-Late 35” (89cm). You'll say ooh la la once you've seen these super wide and ruffled skirts. Ruffled stark white standards are neatly edged yellow gilt. Palest violet white falls have wide, yellow gold ruffled bands turning more translucent toward edges. Bright tangerine over white beards add a fun accent. Flowers are considerably darker upon first opening. Stalks have 2 branches and 7-8 buds. Very different with an interesting parentage. Sdlg.! TX20AA: Jersey Bounce X Whispering Spirits. $50.00.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-28
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BHP_8090-X2_skirt_alert.jpgjpg BHP_8090-X2_skirt_alert.jpg manage 148 K 12 Feb 2016 - 04:36 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SKIRTALERT9.jpgjpg SKIRTALERT9.jpg manage 201 K 03 Apr 2021 - 01:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
SKIRT_ALERT.jpgjpg SKIRT_ALERT.jpg manage 33 K 28 Jan 2010 - 18:53 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
SkirtAlert9.jpgjpg SkirtAlert9.jpg manage 50 K 02 Feb 2021 - 03:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
SkirtAlert_DSD_1586.JPGJPG SkirtAlert_DSD_1586.JPG manage 380 K 17 Jan 2022 - 18:22 SharleneSutter in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
SkirtAlert_DSD_7015.JPGJPG SkirtAlert_DSD_7015.JPG manage 523 K 16 Dec 2023 - 08:59 SharleneSutter in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
TB_Skirt_Alert_1.jpgjpg TB_Skirt_Alert_1.jpg manage 192 K 09 Jan 2021 - 18:50 ElenaPerelli Photo taken on 20th May 2018 in Piedmont, Italy
TB_Skirt_Alert_2.jpgjpg TB_Skirt_Alert_2.jpg manage 181 K 09 Jan 2021 - 18:51 ElenaPerelli Photo taken on 3rd May 2020 in Piedmont, Italy
skirtalert01.jpgjpg skirtalert01.jpg manage 120 K 03 May 2020 - 12:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
skirtalert09.JPGJPG skirtalert09.JPG manage 121 K 26 Feb 2024 - 20:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
skirtalert1.jpgjpg skirtalert1.jpg manage 350 K 02 Dec 2017 - 04:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
skirtalert2.jpgjpg skirtalert2.jpg manage 29 K 11 Feb 2013 - 02:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
skirtalert3.JPGJPG skirtalert3.JPG manage 196 K 25 Dec 2020 - 21:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
skirtalert31.JPGJPG skirtalert31.JPG manage 198 K 25 Dec 2020 - 21:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
skirtalert32.JPGJPG skirtalert32.JPG manage 215 K 25 Dec 2020 - 21:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
skirtalert5.JPGJPG skirtalert5.JPG manage 157 K 03 Feb 2024 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
Topic revision: r24 - 26 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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