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■(TB) 'Witches' Brew'

1958, Craig

'Witches' Brew' (Tom Craig, R. 1958) Seedling# R-56. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. (Remontant). Standards Tanagra; falls blended values of red with small violet accent at tip of gold beard. 'Ruth Couffer' seedling X Ruth Couffer. Craig 1958.

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WITCHES' BREW (Craig 1958). We saw this deep garnet flower for the first time in the Whiting garden and found it very attractive. The violet blaze at the tip of the golden beard lent it originality. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Irises From North Carolina’s Coastal Plains to the Foot of Pikes Peak,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 167 (October 1962): 89.]


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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WitchesBrew2BHI.JPGJPG WitchesBrew2BHI.JPG manage 3 MB 26 Feb 2018 - 21:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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Witches_Brew.jpgjpg Witches_Brew.jpg manage 70 K 15 Jul 2012 - 01:09 Main.hrandiac photo for Tom Craig catalog
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