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■(JI) 'Dirigo Pink Milestone'

2000, White

'Dirigo Pink Milestone' (John White, R. 1999) Seedling 95JI-W17-14. JI (3 Falls), 34-36" (86-91 cm), Early, midseason, late bloom. Standards light pink; style arms edged pink, darker pink tips; falls dark pink lightening to light pink edge, small white blaze around gold signal. Seedling 92G-A2-12: (Aitken seedling 86J-1-4: ('Ruby Star' x 'Asian Warrior') x 'Momojido') X 'Hana-no-Yoi'. Pope's Perennials 2000. Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 2005; Payne Medal 2007.

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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
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DirigoPinkMilestone02.JPGJPG DirigoPinkMilestone02.JPG manage 88 K 30 Apr 2014 - 15:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
dirigopink01.JPGJPG dirigopink01.JPG manage 72 K 31 Aug 2015 - 20:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
dirigopink02.JPGJPG dirigopink02.JPG manage 615 K 06 Dec 2015 - 16:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
dirigopinkmilestone.jpegjpeg dirigopinkmilestone.jpeg manage 37 K 15 Jun 2018 - 20:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eartheart Gardens
dirigopinkmilestone01.JPGJPG dirigopinkmilestone01.JPG manage 684 K 09 Dec 2017 - 16:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
dirigopinkmilestone02.JPGJPG dirigopinkmilestone02.JPG manage 987 K 14 Dec 2017 - 16:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
dirigopinkmilestone1.jpgjpg dirigopinkmilestone1.jpg manage 23 K 15 Mar 2013 - 00:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
dirigopinkmilestone9.jpgjpg dirigopinkmilestone9.jpg manage 163 K 04 Jun 2021 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Topic revision: r24 - 18 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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