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■(JI) 'Amethyst Actress'

2009, Harris

'Amethyst Actress' (Chad Harris, R. 2007). Seedling 99JC2. JI (9 falls), 40" (102 cm), Late bloom. Falls white ground heavily sanded amethyst (RHS 86C), fading to near white by day 3, signal yellow (12A); style arms white edged dark amethyst (86B). 'Hagoromo' X seedling 90JA5: ('Rose And Silver' x Reid seedling 87J24: ('Garnet Royalty' x Reid seedling D558-2: 'Mystic Buddha' x 'Frilled Enchantment'))). Salmon Creek 2009. Honorable Mention 2013.

Comment: One or two branches with three to five buds. Flowers are white ground heavily sanded amethyst which fades to near white by day three. A full round water lily form, each of the three layers of petals lays down in an orderly fashion. Named for the "act"- of changing gracefully in color from day to day.--Salmon Creek Nursery Catalog 2009 -- RobertPries - 14 Oct 2009

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amethyistactress02.JPGamethysitacress01.JPGamethyst-actress1-17.jpgAmethyst-Actress aitken.jpgamethystactress020.JPGamethystactress021.JPGamethystactress03.jpgAmethystActress by JanLauritzen.jpg


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Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- RobertPries - 2009-10-14 *
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Amethyst-Actress_aitken.jpgjpg Amethyst-Actress_aitken.jpg manage 40 K 14 Oct 2009 - 23:46 RobertPries 'Amethyst Actress' photo from Salmon Creek Catalog 2009
AmethystActress_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg AmethystActress_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 72 K 13 Jun 2010 - 22:55 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
amethyistactress02.JPGJPG amethyistactress02.JPG manage 762 K 08 Dec 2017 - 04:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
amethysitacress01.JPGJPG amethysitacress01.JPG manage 1 MB 01 Dec 2015 - 03:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
amethyst-actress1-17.jpgjpg amethyst-actress1-17.jpg manage 123 K 27 Aug 2017 - 05:33 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
amethystactress020.JPGJPG amethystactress020.JPG manage 204 K 20 Dec 2023 - 16:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
amethystactress021.JPGJPG amethystactress021.JPG manage 172 K 20 Dec 2023 - 16:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
amethystactress03.jpgjpg amethystactress03.jpg manage 231 K 02 Jul 2019 - 11:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r21 - 20 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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