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■(JI) 'Hekiun'

1992, Ichie

'Hekiun' ( Toyokazu Ichie by Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1992) Seedling N-7A. JI (3 falls), 30" (75 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards blue (RHS 89B) shading to white at center; style arms blue (89B); falls blue (96A), sharp white lines often forked at endings about 1.25 cm from blue (89B) edge, signal yellow. "Mezame" X "Hekihou". Kamo Nursery, Japan, 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #301 April 1996 Introducing Hekiun (Blue Cloud) (Ichie 1987). Diploid, 3 falls, M. Beautifully formed 6-1/2" flowers with medium violet-blue standards and falls close to true medium blue enhanced by sharp white lines. The finest Japanese iris with white lines that I have seen. 2 branches. Mezame x Hekih. $30. Eartheart Gardens.


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 - 2010-04-24
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Hekiun.jpgjpg Hekiun.jpg manage 214 K 09 Jul 2013 - 15:56 Main.eclayne Bloom day 2
Hekiun02.JPGJPG Hekiun02.JPG manage 68 K 30 Apr 2014 - 16:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
Hekiun_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Hekiun_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 70 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:30 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Hekiun_day1.jpgjpg Hekiun_day1.jpg manage 236 K 09 Jul 2013 - 15:56 Main.eclayne Bloom day 1
IMG_9980-X2_hekiun.jpgjpg IMG_9980-X2_hekiun.jpg manage 226 K 20 Feb 2016 - 06:33 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
hekiun-89-ichie-12-17.jpgjpg hekiun-89-ichie-12-17.jpg manage 181 K 27 Aug 2017 - 06:19 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
hekiun.jpgjpg hekiun.jpg manage 189 K 15 Jun 2018 - 19:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eartheart Gardens
hekiun01.jpgjpg hekiun01.jpg manage 74 K 14 Aug 2014 - 16:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Draycott Gardens
hekiun02.jpgjpg hekiun02.jpg manage 57 K 07 Mar 2016 - 14:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
hekiun03.JPGJPG hekiun03.JPG manage 967 K 09 Dec 2015 - 03:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
hekiun04.JPGJPG hekiun04.JPG manage 880 K 10 Dec 2017 - 20:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
hekiun040.JPGJPG hekiun040.JPG manage 166 K 23 Dec 2023 - 19:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
hekiun041.JPGJPG hekiun041.JPG manage 221 K 23 Dec 2023 - 19:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r18 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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