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■(JI) 'Butterflies In Flight'

1991, Aitken

'Butterflies In Flight' (J. Terry Aitken, R. 1991). Seedling 85J2. JI (6 falls), 42" (107 cm), Midseason to late bloom. White ground delicately veined blue violet, intensifying around yellow signal; style arms dark violet. 'Knight in Armor' X 'Flying Tiger'. Aitken's Salmon Creek 1991. Honorable Mention 1994, Award of Merit 1996, Payne Medal 1998.

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From Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm catalog 2018: Butterflies In Flight (Aitken '91) 48", L, 6F, Light blue violet, veined darker, dark violet styles, 1 branch, 3-4 buds. $10.00.


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-02-28
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_2149-X2_butterflies_in_flight.jpgjpg BHP_2149-X2_butterflies_in_flight.jpg manage 361 K 20 Feb 2016 - 04:39 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
ButterfliesInFlight01.jpgjpg ButterfliesInFlight01.jpg manage 174 K 14 Dec 2015 - 21:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
ButterfliesInFlight_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg ButterfliesInFlight_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:02 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
butterflies-in-flight1-17.jpgjpg butterflies-in-flight1-17.jpg manage 113 K 27 Aug 2017 - 05:49 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
butterflies01.jpgjpg butterflies01.jpg manage 74 K 23 Apr 2015 - 17:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
butterfliesinflight01.JPGJPG butterfliesinflight01.JPG manage 1006 K 09 Dec 2017 - 04:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
butterfliesinflight010.JPGJPG butterfliesinflight010.JPG manage 186 K 20 Dec 2023 - 19:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
butterfliesinflight3.JPGJPG butterfliesinflight3.JPG manage 70 K 19 Jun 2013 - 18:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
butterfliesinflight4.jpgjpg butterfliesinflight4.jpg manage 127 K 03 Mar 2014 - 21:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r26 - 20 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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