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■(JI) 'Ol' Man River'

1987, McEwen

'Ol' Man River' (Currier McEwen, R. 1987) Seedling J80/167A. JI (6 falls. diploid), 36" (91 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Standards medium red purple (RHS 78A), veined darker, violet (83B) styles; falls medium red violet (78A), veined violet (83B), giving overall effect of dark red purple, yellow signal veined green (149A). Seedling M73/22A&B: ((seedling 69/7(2): Hirao seed x Payne seeds) x (seedling 71/24(10): Hirao seed x unknown)) X unknown. Pope's Perennials, Seaways Gardens 1987. Honorable Mention 1990.

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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 - 2010-04-30
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OlmanRiver_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg OlmanRiver_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 74 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:39 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
olmanriver.jpgjpg olmanriver.jpg manage 95 K 15 Jun 2018 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eartheart Gardens
olmanriver01.JPGJPG olmanriver01.JPG manage 739 K 18 Dec 2015 - 14:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
olmanriver02.JPGJPG olmanriver02.JPG manage 908 K 18 Dec 2015 - 14:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
olmanriver020.JPGJPG olmanriver020.JPG manage 317 K 27 Feb 2023 - 21:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
olmanriver03.JPGJPG olmanriver03.JPG manage 860 K 18 Dec 2015 - 14:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
olmanriver04.JPGJPG olmanriver04.JPG manage 967 K 18 Dec 2015 - 14:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
olmanriver040.JPGJPG olmanriver040.JPG manage 483 K 07 Jul 2023 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
olmanriver1.jpgjpg olmanriver1.jpg manage 197 K 17 Feb 2016 - 15:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
olmanriver2.jpgjpg olmanriver2.jpg manage 90 K 16 Jul 2017 - 18:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
olmanriver3.JPGJPG olmanriver3.JPG manage 1 MB 11 Dec 2017 - 13:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
olmanriver30.JPGJPG olmanriver30.JPG manage 314 K 25 Dec 2023 - 14:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r19 - 25 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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