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■(IB) 'Fathom'

1997, Smith

'Fathom' (Marky Smith, R. 1996). Seedling #90-28C. IB, 23" (58 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards clear medium violet blue (RHS 97A); style arms lighter (97C), tinted mauve, midrib deeper (97A); falls violet blue (97B to 92B); beards medium grey blue, yellow orange in throat; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Home Port' X Gatty seedling #R36-1: ('Fly to Vegas' x 'Swirling Seas'). Aitken's Salmon Creek 1997. Honorable Mention 1999; Award of Merit 2002.

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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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FATHOM01.JPGJPG FATHOM01.JPG manage 40 K 14 Aug 2014 - 21:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-Italy
FanthomSPI.jpgjpg FanthomSPI.jpg manage 72 K 25 Apr 2010 - 00:45 Main.mshadow Picture by Dee Stewart, Snowpeak Iris
Fathom01.jpgjpg Fathom01.jpg manage 67 K 26 Feb 2017 - 16:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Fathom6.jpgjpg Fathom6.jpg manage 39 K 17 Jul 2013 - 03:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
Fathom8.JPGJPG Fathom8.JPG manage 52 K 20 Feb 2014 - 20:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
Fathom9.JPGJPG Fathom9.JPG manage 51 K 20 Feb 2014 - 20:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
Fathom_1997_Smith_ib-.JPGJPG Fathom_1997_Smith_ib-.JPG manage 46 K 07 Dec 2009 - 15:23 Main.tasquierloic Photo taken in the Netherlands - Zone 7, by Loïc Tasquier
Fathom_1997_Smith_ib.JPGJPG Fathom_1997_Smith_ib.JPG manage 51 K 07 Dec 2009 - 15:23 Main.tasquierloic Photo taken in the Netherlands - Zone 7, by Loïc Tasquier
Fathom_1997_Smith_ib_-1.JPGJPG Fathom_1997_Smith_ib_-1.JPG manage 40 K 07 Dec 2009 - 15:23 Main.tasquierloic Photo taken in the Netherlands - Zone 7, by Loïc Tasquier
fathom01.jpgjpg fathom01.jpg manage 25 K 26 Jul 2014 - 16:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Richmond Irises-New Zealand
fathom02.jpgjpg fathom02.jpg manage 92 K 28 Apr 2014 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
fathom03.jpgjpg fathom03.jpg manage 81 K 05 Jun 2014 - 19:33 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
fathom04.JPGJPG fathom04.JPG manage 76 K 28 Jun 2014 - 14:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
fathom05.jpgjpg fathom05.jpg manage 50 K 23 Jun 2015 - 21:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
fathom1.jpegjpeg fathom1.jpeg manage 81 K 23 Dec 2015 - 18:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
fathom2.jpgjpg fathom2.jpg manage 127 K 06 Apr 2017 - 02:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
fathom7.JPGJPG fathom7.JPG manage 27 K 26 Sep 2013 - 01:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
fathom9.jpgjpg fathom9.jpg manage 61 K 28 Apr 2022 - 01:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
Topic revision: r31 - 06 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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