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■(JI) 'Dirigo Cloud Nine'

1998, White

'Dirigo Cloud Nine' (John White, R. 1996) Sdlg. 91E, COL-2 (colchicine treated). JI (6 F.), 36-40" (91-102 cm), Midseason late bloom. Soft blue (near RHS 97B), veined white, signals gold; style arms white, tufted light blue. 89-C8: (86L-7: ('Nikko' x 'Continuing Pleasure') x 86L-7) X 'Southern Son'. Pope's Perennials 1998.

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DirigoCloudNine01.jpgdirigocloudnine01.JPGIMG 2717-X2 dirigo cloud nine.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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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-04-19
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DirigoCloudNine01.jpgjpg DirigoCloudNine01.jpg manage 90 K 30 Apr 2014 - 15:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
IMG_2717-X2_dirigo_cloud_nine.jpgjpg IMG_2717-X2_dirigo_cloud_nine.jpg manage 309 K 20 Feb 2016 - 06:05 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
dirigocloudnine01.JPGJPG dirigocloudnine01.JPG manage 796 K 12 Dec 2017 - 14:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r10 - 27 Mar 2022, BobPries
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