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■(JI) 'Hekiho'

1980, Hirao

'Hekiho' (Shuichi Hirao by Chad Harris, R. 2021). JI (3 F.), 28" (71 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards mid blue-violet (RHS 90A), slightly more purple than falls, held at 45˚ angle; style arms heavily dusted violet (RHS 90A), crests large upright blue-violet (RHS 94A); falls rich mid blue-violet, bright yellow signal surrounded by a small lighter blaze; Higo style, semi-flaring form. Parentage unknown. Japan, 1980.

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References

Awaiting original catalog description
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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
hekiho1 (2).jfifjfif hekiho1 (2).jfif manage 115 K 22 Apr 2022 - 19:01 Main.Harloiris Detail of Chad Harris photo
hekiho1.JPGJPG hekiho1.JPG manage 314 K 22 Apr 2022 - 13:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
hekiho10.JPGJPG hekiho10.JPG manage 164 K 23 Apr 2022 - 13:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
hekiho11.JPGJPG hekiho11.JPG manage 219 K 23 Apr 2022 - 13:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r6 - 23 Apr 2022, BrewItt
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