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(IB) 'Celia'

1902, Yeld 'Celia' (George Yeld, 1902) IB. Midseason bloom. Color Code-B1L. I. pallida x I. cengialti . Variety superseded. No longer in commerce by 1939.

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From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: CELIA — A pretty hybrid between Pallida and Cengialti, with neat globular flowers, self-colored pale bluish-violet. Flower elegant and graceful, of exquisite and delicate texture, all divisions very long, moderately ruffled. 35¢.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1923:CELIA (Yeld) $0.50. Mr. Yeld introduced this variety, and consequently it should be among the best, yet my notes tell me that it is not of as great value as Prospero and Asia. If other Iris lovers care to see its bloom I will sell a few roots of it at fifty cents each.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939. The American Iris Society.

Nursery Listings

  • Back. 1907
  • Clarke 1920
  • Wing 1920
  • Bon. 1923


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
Topic revision: r9 - 05 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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