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■(IB) 'Rose Unique'

1910, Farr

'Rose Unique' (Bertrand Farr, 1910) IB. Early bloom. Color Class-R9M.

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Photo by Blue J Irisphoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Rick Tasco


From Cornell Extension Bulletin 112, 1925: "Color effect a rose-purple veined self. Standards rose-purple, bronzed at base and reticulated brown on yellow claw. Falls dull magenta-purple, with lighter outer haft veined brilliant magenta-purple to brownish on inner haft. The beard is fine, dense, projecting, and yellow.
From R. S. Sturtevant, "Farr's Seedling Irises", A.I.S. Bulletin 14 (Jan. 1925): 16: In 1910 came Rose Unique and, as an afterthought, the tall 'Tecumseh' valueless except for its height. It is amusing as I look back to remember the controversy over Rose Unique, some liked it and called it pink, others would not give it house room and yet, even today, there is not a variety of its color that flowers so early in the season and ushers in so cheeringly the pageant of later irises.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
RoseUniqueIbRT.jpgjpg RoseUniqueIbRT.jpg manage 27 K 22 Jan 2012 - 21:35 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco
roseunique-WEB.jpgjpg roseunique-WEB.jpg manage 33 K 18 Jan 2012 - 22:12 Main.jesseejames Photo by Blue J Iris
roseunique2-jb.jpgjpg roseunique2-jb.jpg manage 33 K 22 Feb 2013 - 23:03 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
roseunique9.JPGJPG roseunique9.JPG manage 93 K 30 Aug 2021 - 01:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 30 Nov 2021, BrewItt
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