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■(TB) 'Soft Elegance'

2017, Sutton

'Soft Elegance' (Michael Sutton, R. 2016). Seedling# X-52. TB, 29" (74 cm). Midseason to very late bloom. Standards white, pale yellow at midribs and top middle; style arms white, crests yellow; falls violet, white zonal burst, ½˝ pale lavender rim; beard hairs based white, tips butter yellow; ruffled; serrated; slight sweet fragrance. 'Spot On' X 'Mountain Sunrise'. Sutton 2017. Honorable Mention 2019.

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Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by SuttonPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Smokin Heights-AustraliaPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-CaliforniaPhoto by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-CaliforniaPhoto by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-CaliforniaPhoto by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-CaliforniaPhoto by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-CaliforniaPhoto by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California

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From Sutton’s Iris Garden, 2017: SOFT ELEGANCE (M. Sutton ‘17) TB 29” M-L-VL. A little shorter then most tall bearded iris but excellent form and patterning! White standards are flushed pale yellow at the midribs and brushed pale yellow at the top center. Violet falls are adorned with a large white zonal burst and a ½” pale lavender rim. Great garden flower! 7 buds on well balanced stalks. Seedling X-52: Spot On X Mountain Sunrise..$50.
 
 


Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SOFTELEGANCE.JPGJPG SOFTELEGANCE.JPG manage 93 K 15 Oct 2019 - 23:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
softelegance01.JPGJPG softelegance01.JPG manage 143 K 03 Jan 2017 - 15:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
softelegance02.jpgjpg softelegance02.jpg manage 150 K 27 Jun 2019 - 22:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
softelegance09.JPGJPG softelegance09.JPG manage 152 K 14 Oct 2023 - 02:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
softelegance1.JPGJPG softelegance1.JPG manage 201 K 29 May 2019 - 21:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
softelegance4.JPGJPG softelegance4.JPG manage 140 K 01 Jul 2019 - 21:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California
softelegance5.JPGJPG softelegance5.JPG manage 82 K 01 Jul 2019 - 21:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California
softelegance6.JPGJPG softelegance6.JPG manage 88 K 01 Jul 2019 - 21:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California
softelegance7.JPGJPG softelegance7.JPG manage 146 K 01 Jul 2019 - 21:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California
softelegance8.JPGJPG softelegance8.JPG manage 171 K 02 Jul 2019 - 00:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California
softelegance9.JPGJPG softelegance9.JPG manage 151 K 02 Jul 2019 - 00:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California
Topic revision: r17 - 14 Oct 2023, Harloiris
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