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■(JI) 'Persephone'

1994, Innerst

'Persephone' ( Sterling Innerst, R. 1993) Seedling 1555-2. JI (6 F.), 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Brilliant red violet, white area around full yellow signal. 'Yusho' X 'Banners on Parade'. Iris Pond 1994. Honorable Mention 1999.

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From AIS Bulletin #293 April 1994 Introducing PERSEPHONE (Innerst '94). Sdlg. 1555-2, Japanese, 36", M, 6 large falls, 3 branches, 6 buds! Brilliant wine-red with prominent white area flaring out from the full yellow signal to almost the edge of petals. White styles gently kissed wine-red. (Yusho X Banners on Parade). $35.00. The Iris Pond.


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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JIPersephoneNH.jpgjpg JIPersephoneNH.jpg manage 50 K 22 Jun 2013 - 14:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nyla Hughes
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Topic revision: r16 - 08 Feb 2023, EliseAMANN
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