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■(JI) 'First Strike Craola'

2005, Walker

'First Strike Craola' (Lee Walker, R. 2004) Seedling C-93-75-18. JI, 29" (74 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards gray overlaid red violet, grey midrib; style arms grey tipped and rimmed red violet; falls grey overlaid blue violet, blue violet veining, ¾" red violet rim, signal medium yellow, rayed. Marx unknown seedling X 'Fuji'. Wildwood Gardens 2005. Honorable Mention 2010.

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Photo by Ken WalkerPhoto by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden USDA z5aPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Will Plotner-Wildwood GardensPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.


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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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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First_Strike_Craola_KWW.jpgjpg First_Strike_Craola_KWW.jpg manage 63 K 28 Feb 2015 - 03:35 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker
IMG_2250-X2_first_strike_craola.jpgjpg IMG_2250-X2_first_strike_craola.jpg manage 290 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:51 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
firststrikecraola.JPGJPG firststrikecraola.JPG manage 42 K 23 Aug 2012 - 17:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden USDA z5a
firststrikecraola01.JPGJPG firststrikecraola01.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Dec 2017 - 20:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
firststrikecraola3.gifgif firststrikecraola3.gif manage 65 K 20 Mar 2013 - 01:21 TerryLaurin Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
Topic revision: r18 - 20 Aug 2022, DougChyz
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