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■(TB) 'Soft Side'

2009, Sutton

'Soft Side' (Michael Sutton, R. 2009). Seedling# T-432-B. TB, 35" (89 cm). Late midseason bloom and re-bloom. Standards pink; style arms yellow base, lavender middle, flesh crests; falls periwinkle, lighter around beards, violet shoulders and 1/2" rim; beards light lavender, yellow in throat; laced; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Barbara My Love' X 'Bride's Blush'. Sutton 2010.

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2012 AIS Convention at The Huntington Library   GardensPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Ken Walker; AIS 2012 Conventionphoto courtesy Sutton IrisPhoto by Will PlotnerPhoto by Will PlotnerPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dTaken at Mystic Lake Gardens, Nuevo, Ca - site of AIS 2012 Convention


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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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-08
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181026_10151009361495180_934780692_n.jpgjpg 181026_10151009361495180_934780692_n.jpg manage 73 K 06 Jun 2012 - 18:15 Main.andinsky 2012 AIS Convention at The Huntington Library & Gardens
SoftSide01.JPGJPG SoftSide01.JPG manage 50 K 31 Mar 2015 - 20:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Will Plotner
SoftSide02.JPGJPG SoftSide02.JPG manage 60 K 31 Mar 2015 - 20:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Will Plotner
SoftSide_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg SoftSide_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 74 K 09 Sep 2011 - 07:22 Main.janlauritzen Taken at Mystic Lake Gardens, Nuevo, Ca - site of AIS 2012 Convention
Soft_Side_KWW.jpgjpg Soft_Side_KWW.jpg manage 49 K 20 Jan 2017 - 04:52 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; AIS 2012 Convention
soft02.jpgjpg soft02.jpg manage 70 K 25 Apr 2015 - 16:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
softside-jb.jpgjpg softside-jb.jpg manage 41 K 30 Jan 2013 - 22:23 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Sutton Iris
softside9.jpgjpg softside9.jpg manage 80 K 31 Mar 2023 - 02:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r14 - 31 Mar 2023, TerryLaurin
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