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■(TB) 'Xanthippe's Halo'

1992, Niswonger

'Xanthippe's Halo' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1992). Seedling# 57-79. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Deep red violet, falls edged brown; beards yellow. 'Marquesan Sunset' X Gladish seedling# 8-77: (('Denver Mint' x 'Meghan') x 'Brown Lasso'). Cape Iris 1992. Honorable Mention 1994.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by John BrucePhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-RussiaPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FranceXanthippes Halo by Marilyn CampbellTaken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MOPhoto by C T Iris Patch


From AIS Bulletin #285 April 1992 Introducing XANTHIPPE'S HALO (Niswonger '92) Sdlg. 57-79: Marquesan Sunset X Gladish 8-77: (Buckles 72-8: (Denver Mint xMeghan) x Brown Lasso). TB, 34", M. Just as Socrates' wife constantly nagged at him, this iris has been nagging at me for several years for introduction. But, since I am not particularly fond of dark colors (it is a deep red violet with a brown rim), I hesitated to introduce it. The last two terrible winters, this iris has bloomed through it all without any attention from me, so I could resist it no longer. Socrates lived with Xanthippe to learn self control so I doubt that shedeserved a "halo," but this one has one. $35.00. Cape Iris.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
P1370895-X2_xanthippes_halo.jpgjpg P1370895-X2_xanthippes_halo.jpg manage 316 K 17 Feb 2016 - 11:08 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
XanthippesHalo6150.jpgjpg XanthippesHalo6150.jpg manage 71 K 13 Jan 2010 - 15:01 Main.mshadow Xanthippes Halo by Marilyn Campbell
XanthippesHalo_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg XanthippesHalo_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 64 K 10 Nov 2010 - 08:42 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
Xanthippes_Halo.jpgjpg Xanthippes_Halo.jpg manage 41 K 09 Jan 2010 - 20:27 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
XanthippiesHalo01.jpgjpg XanthippiesHalo01.jpg manage 39 K 30 Sep 2014 - 22:21 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
xan01.jpgjpg xan01.jpg manage 77 K 12 Feb 2015 - 03:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
xan02.jpgjpg xan02.jpg manage 340 K 04 Dec 2019 - 19:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
xanthippeshalo02.jpgjpg xanthippeshalo02.jpg manage 1 MB 07 Nov 2014 - 01:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
xanthippeshalo1.jpgjpg xanthippeshalo1.jpg manage 137 K 07 Apr 2016 - 22:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
xanthippeshalo4.jpgjpg xanthippeshalo4.jpg manage 82 K 17 Nov 2013 - 21:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
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