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■(TB) 'Winning Edge'

1997, Ghio

'Winning Edge' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1996). Seedling# 92-120B3. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards begonia pink; falls white, blended pink band; beards tangerine, end blue. Seedling# 87-28N: ('Birthday Greetings' x seedling# 84-82-U2: ('Romantic Mood' sibling x ('Exhilaration' x ('Blushing Pink' x ((('Ponderosa' x 'Debby Rairdon') x ('Show Time' x 'San Leandro')) x ('New Moon' x (('Gracie Pfost' x 'Ponderosa') x 'Ponderosa')) x 'Valentina')))))) X seedling# 90-22G: ('Honeymoon Suite' x seedling# 87-119: ((('Just Married' x 'Fortunata') x ('Just Married' x 'Exhilaration')) x ('Designer Gown' x 'Divinity'))). Bay View 1997. Honorable Mention 1999.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1997: WINNING EDGE, 36 inches, mid to late season. $35.00. Fabulous form and coloring: Standards of begonia pink. The extremely broad falls are white with a blended pink band. Blue tipped tangerine beard. The wide petals are the epitome of bubble ruffling. Plenty of buds and branching complete the soul-satisfying confection. No. 92-12093: (87-28N: (Birthday Greetings x (Romantic Mood sib x (Exhilaration x (Blushing Pink x (((P. x D.Rairdon) x (Show Time x San Leandro)) x ((New Moon x ((Gracie Pfost x P.) x P.)) x Valentina)))))) X 90-22G: (Honeymoon Suite x (((Just Married x Fortunata) x (Just Married x Exhilaration)) x (Designer Gown x Divinity)))


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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IMG_1526.1.jpgjpg IMG_1526.1.jpg manage 4 MB 30 Aug 2014 - 12:29 Main.Susanne Susanne Holland Spicker
Winning-EdgeCT.jpgjpg Winning-EdgeCT.jpg manage 45 K 04 Nov 2011 - 23:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
WinningEdge01.jpgjpg WinningEdge01.jpg manage 26 K 14 Mar 2017 - 15:50 UnknownUser Photo by Rainbow Daylilies & Irises-Australia
WinningEdge09.jpgjpg WinningEdge09.jpg manage 189 K 01 Oct 2021 - 03:00 UnknownUser Photo by Michael Barnes- Iris Australis-Australia
WinningEdge3.jpgjpg WinningEdge3.jpg manage 47 K 18 Jul 2013 - 14:55 UnknownUser Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
WinningEdge5.jpgjpg WinningEdge5.jpg manage 36 K 05 Feb 2014 - 20:12 UnknownUser Photo by Yarrabee Garden & Iris-Australia
winningedge01.jpgjpg winningedge01.jpg manage 21 K 07 Nov 2014 - 02:52 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
winningedge02.jpgjpg winningedge02.jpg manage 56 K 08 Jan 2015 - 20:46 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
winningedge2.jpgjpg winningedge2.jpg manage 28 K 11 Apr 2013 - 02:04 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
winningedge3.jpgjpg winningedge3.jpg manage 627 K 07 Jan 2016 - 02:25 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
winningedge4.jpgjpg winningedge4.jpg manage 63 K 25 Aug 2013 - 15:04 UnknownUser Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
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