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■(IB) 'Prism'

1994, Smith

'Prism' ( Marky Smith, R. 1994). Seedling #89-27C. IB, 24" (61 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards solid greyed violet (RHS 90B); falls blended violet (89D to 86A) with faint lavender luminata pattern merging to grey halo around beard; beards lilac grey, yellow in throat; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Chubby Cheeks' X 'Snowbrook'. Aitken's 1995. Honorable Mention 1997, Favorite Guest 1997.

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Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto scanned from the 2003 CooleyPhoto by Robert Piatek-PolandPhoto by C   T Iris Patch


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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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-04-06
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PrismCT.jpgjpg PrismCT.jpg manage 31 K 05 Nov 2011 - 16:55 BetsyHiggins Photo by C & T Iris Patch
prism03.JPGJPG prism03.JPG manage 98 K 05 Jul 2014 - 14:50 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
prism09.JPGJPG prism09.JPG manage 398 K 18 Jan 2021 - 13:37 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
prism2.JPGJPG prism2.JPG manage 97 K 24 Jan 2014 - 23:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
Topic revision: r15 - 30 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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