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■(JI) 'Celestial Emperor'

2011, Harris

'Celestial Emperor' (Chad Harris, R. 2010) Seedling 96JL1. JI (6 F.), 38" (97 cm), Late midseason bloom. Falls soft violet (RHS 92A) veined dark violet (83A), 1" red violet (83C) band encircling petals, sharply edged white, blue violet (90B) halo giving overall effect of 3 bands of color, white rim and dark veins, signals bright yellow (7A); style arms and crests dark violet. 90JC20: ("Umi Botaru" x 'Dancing Waves') X 90JC15: ("Umi Botaru" x 'Dancing Waves'). Salmon Creek 2011. Honorable Mention 2015

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From Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm catalog 2018: Celestial Emperor (Harris '11) 38", ML, 6F, Silver ground, wide red violet band and veins. Bright blue halos surrounding the signals on a large bloom. 0-1 branch, 2-3 buds. $15.00.


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CelestialEmperor2.jpgjpg CelestialEmperor2.jpg manage 144 K 17 Mar 2016 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
celestial01.jpgjpg celestial01.jpg manage 84 K 23 Apr 2015 - 17:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
celestialemperor01.JPGJPG celestialemperor01.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Dec 2017 - 13:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
celestialemperor1.jpgjpg celestialemperor1.jpg manage 150 K 04 Jul 2020 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
celestialemperor10.JPGJPG celestialemperor10.JPG manage 286 K 06 Jul 2022 - 11:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r15 - 06 Jul 2022, Harloiris
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