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■(JI) 'Knight In Armor'

1959, Marx

'Knight In Armor' (Walter Marx, R. 1958) Seedling 49-60. JI (double), 48" (122 cm), Late bloom. Light blue veined deep royal purple; purple petaloids in center. From 2 Higo seedlings. Marx 1959.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1962: KNIGHT IN ARMOR (Marx 1959) Each $2.00. One of the finest of scores of selected Warai Hotei seedlings. Ground color is light blue veined deep royal purple. The central portion is made up of many purple petaloids. The ruffled flowers of stiff substance come very late in the season making it most valuable for prolonging the blooming season. 4-ft. branched stems.


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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KnightInArmor01.JPGJPG KnightInArmor01.JPG manage 120 K 30 Apr 2014 - 17:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
KnightInArmor02.JPGJPG KnightInArmor02.JPG manage 164 K 28 May 2020 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Ensata Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
knightinamor5.JPGJPG knightinamor5.JPG manage 207 K 25 Dec 2023 - 14:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
knightinamor50.JPGJPG knightinamor50.JPG manage 225 K 25 Dec 2023 - 14:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
knightinamor51.JPGJPG knightinamor51.JPG manage 225 K 25 Dec 2023 - 14:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
knightinarmor01.jpgjpg knightinarmor01.jpg manage 188 K 17 Feb 2016 - 14:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
Topic revision: r14 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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