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■(BB) 'Alva'

1991, Hickerson

'Alva' (Alva Hickerson by Rilla Hickerson. R. 1990). Seedling #811-32-3. BB, 27" (70 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards greyed brown (RHS 199B); falls cream, lightly speckled and stitched brown on edge; brown purple beard; slight fragrance. Seedling #77-8-1: (unknown x 'Woodwine') X 'Picayune'. Exhibition Certificate 1990. Rillalva Iris 1991.

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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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