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■(IB) 'Imperative'

1997, Black

'Imperative' (Paul Black, R. 1997). Seedling #C108G. IB, 20" (51 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards and style arms dark purple; falls black purple, few short white rays around beard; beards orange, white at end; slight spicy fragrance. Seedling #91260A: (seedling #85319B: ('Gentle Air' x 'Chubby Cheeks' sibling) x seedling #88267A: (('Caesura' x ('Betsey Boo' x ('Antique Satin' x 'Encanto'))) x 'Gigglepot' x 'Oriental Blush'))) X 'Tom Johnson'. Mid-America 1997.

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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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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-01-11
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IBImperative.jpgjpg IBImperative.jpg manage 56 K 12 Jan 2010 - 02:58 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
IBImperativeEI.jpgjpg IBImperativeEI.jpg manage 26 K 13 Dec 2012 - 22:03 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
IMPERATIVE9.jpgjpg IMPERATIVE9.jpg manage 122 K 29 Mar 2021 - 13:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Imperative02.JPGJPG Imperative02.JPG manage 68 K 27 Mar 2014 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Imperative03.JPGJPG Imperative03.JPG manage 81 K 27 Mar 2014 - 21:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Imperative2.JPGJPG Imperative2.JPG manage 53 K 20 May 2010 - 02:03 BettyLouAnn Blooming in my Los Alamos, NM, zone 6 garden ( 7,300 ft. altitude).
P1500595-X2_imperative.jpgjpg P1500595-X2_imperative.jpg manage 305 K 17 Feb 2016 - 06:27 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
imperative04.JPGJPG imperative04.JPG manage 74 K 28 Nov 2014 - 17:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
imperative05.JPGJPG imperative05.JPG manage 62 K 28 Nov 2014 - 17:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
imperative06.JPGJPG imperative06.JPG manage 411 K 18 Mar 2019 - 01:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
imperative1.jpgjpg imperative1.jpg manage 25 K 23 Apr 2016 - 03:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
imperative2.JPGJPG imperative2.JPG manage 608 K 03 Jul 2016 - 21:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
imperative3.jpgjpg imperative3.jpg manage 188 K 11 Jan 2017 - 13:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Front Range Iris
imperative4.JPGJPG imperative4.JPG manage 192 K 26 Sep 2017 - 14:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Garden Feel Good-Russia
imperative5.jpgjpg imperative5.jpg manage 37 K 07 Oct 2013 - 20:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
imperative6.jpgjpg imperative6.jpg manage 67 K 01 Nov 2013 - 19:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
imperative9.JPGJPG imperative9.JPG manage 186 K 04 May 2023 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
imperative90.JPGJPG imperative90.JPG manage 131 K 04 May 2023 - 02:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
iris Imperative vu du dessus.JPGJPG iris Imperative vu du dessus.JPG manage 357 K 22 Jan 2023 - 14:08 EliseAMANN Iris Imperative vu du dessus
iris imperative fleur.JPGJPG iris imperative fleur.JPG manage 478 K 22 Jan 2023 - 14:08 EliseAMANN Iris Imperative fleur
Topic revision: r28 - 22 May 2023, BrewItt
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