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■(TB) 'Sudden Impact'

1997, Tasco

'Sudden Impact' (Richard Tasco, R. 1996). Seedling# 91-01-03. TB, Height 39" (99 cm). Late midseason bloom. Heavily ruffled medium blue self, aging paler silvery blue; beards light blue. 'Dusky Challenger' X 'Ruffled Goddess'. Superstition 1997. Favorite Guest Iris 1998, Honorable Mention 1999; Award of Merit 2002.

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photo courtesy Scottie FinneyPhoto by Mike GreenfieldPhoto by Richard TascoPhoto by Betty Jacobsphoto by NolaPhoto by Amazing Iris Garden-Katikati-New ZealandPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Amazing Iris Garden-Katikati-New ZealandPhoto by Malevil Iris GardensPhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by Judy Tapio-Jubilee GardensPhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Iris OasisTaken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas CityTaken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MOsuddenimpact flPhoto by Patrick Orr


From AIS Bulletin #305 April 1997 Introducing SUDDEN IMPACT (Tasco '97)--TB, 39", ML. The last word in ruffles. Heavily ruffled medium blue self, paling to silvery medium blue with age; light blue beards. Imagine a Ruffled Goddess in mid-blue with a larger flower! Up to 4 branches with 10 buds. Sdlg.# 91-01-03 (Dusky Challenger X Ruffled Goddess). $35.00. Superstition Iris Gardens.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-27
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SUDDEN_IMPACT_Tasco_1997_TB.jpgjpg SUDDEN_IMPACT_Tasco_1997_TB.jpg manage 41 K 03 Jan 2010 - 00:33 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Richard Tasco
SuddenImpact.JPGJPG SuddenImpact.JPG manage 67 K 10 Apr 2010 - 01:36 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
SuddenImpact01.jpgjpg SuddenImpact01.jpg manage 134 K 19 Sep 2017 - 18:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-Katikati-New Zealand
SuddenImpact02.jpgjpg SuddenImpact02.jpg manage 70 K 14 Apr 2014 - 14:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SuddenImpact03.jpgjpg SuddenImpact03.jpg manage 73 K 14 Apr 2014 - 14:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SuddenImpact04.jpgjpg SuddenImpact04.jpg manage 51 K 04 Apr 2015 - 02:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
SuddenImpact9.jpgjpg SuddenImpact9.jpg manage 216 K 12 Feb 2021 - 03:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
SuddenImpactPJO.JPGJPG SuddenImpactPJO.JPG manage 24 K 11 Aug 2012 - 22:49 BetsyHiggins Photo by Patrick Orr
SuddenImpact_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg SuddenImpact_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 68 K 26 Oct 2010 - 07:12 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
SuddenImpact_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg SuddenImpact_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 64 K 10 Nov 2010 - 00:20 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
Sudden_Impact.jpgjpg Sudden_Impact.jpg manage 43 K 09 Jan 2010 - 01:30 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
rsz_suddenimpact.jpgjpg rsz_suddenimpact.jpg manage 71 K 12 Jan 2014 - 03:37 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Scottie Finney
suddenimpact01.jpgjpg suddenimpact01.jpg manage 37 K 05 Aug 2014 - 14:57 TerryLaurin photo by Nola's Iris Garden
suddenimpact02.jpgjpg suddenimpact02.jpg manage 64 K 07 Nov 2014 - 21:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
suddenimpact03.jpgjpg suddenimpact03.jpg manage 27 K 19 Aug 2015 - 03:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-Katikati-New Zealand
suddenimpact04.jpgjpg suddenimpact04.jpg manage 50 K 11 Aug 2014 - 21:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Malevil Iris Gardens
suddenimpact05.jpgjpg suddenimpact05.jpg manage 157 K 20 Mar 2017 - 19:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
suddenimpact09.JPGJPG suddenimpact09.JPG manage 224 K 28 Mar 2020 - 18:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
suddenimpact8.jpgjpg suddenimpact8.jpg manage 46 K 10 Apr 2013 - 02:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
suddenimpact_fl.jpgjpg suddenimpact_fl.jpg manage 73 K 02 Jul 2011 - 16:31 IrisP  
Topic revision: r35 - 12 Dec 2023, TerryLaurin
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