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■(JI) 'Pleasant Earlybird'

1996, Harris

'Pleasant Earlybird' (Chad Harris, R. 1995) Seedling 91JD7. JI (3 falls), 40" (107 cm), Very early bloom. Standards small, upright, violet (RHS 81C) sanded over white ground, 1/8"-1/4" mulberry violet (81A) edge; style arms white, crests tipped violet blue (92A); falls pastel violet blue (92C), yellow (6A) signal radiating veins through white halo. 'Enchanted Lake' X 'Sapphire Star'. Aitken's Salmon Creek 1996. Honorable Mentiion 1999, Award of Merit 2001.

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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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-04-30
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PleasantEarlybird_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg PleasantEarlybird_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 74 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:13 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
pleasant-earlybird1-17.jpgjpg pleasant-earlybird1-17.jpg manage 95 K 27 Aug 2017 - 19:42 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
pleasantearlbird02.jpgjpg pleasantearlbird02.jpg manage 98 K 03 Jun 2020 - 02:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
pleasantearlbird03.JPGJPG pleasantearlbird03.JPG manage 960 K 14 Dec 2017 - 16:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
pleasantearlbird03.jpgjpg pleasantearlbird03.jpg manage 81 K 03 Jun 2020 - 02:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
pleasantearlbird04.JPGJPG pleasantearlbird04.JPG manage 905 K 14 Dec 2017 - 16:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
pleasantearlybird01.JPGJPG pleasantearlybird01.JPG manage 733 K 19 Dec 2015 - 22:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
pleasantearlybird031.JPGJPG pleasantearlybird031.JPG manage 192 K 11 Jun 2023 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
pleasantearlybird032.JPGJPG pleasantearlybird032.JPG manage 235 K 11 Jun 2023 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
pleasantearlybird04.jpgjpg pleasantearlybird04.jpg manage 107 K 16 May 2018 - 11:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
pleasantearlybird040.JPGJPG pleasantearlybird040.JPG manage 130 K 25 Dec 2023 - 15:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
pleasantearlybird041.JPGJPG pleasantearlybird041.JPG manage 212 K 25 Dec 2023 - 15:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
pleasantearlybird05.jpgjpg pleasantearlybird05.jpg manage 99 K 04 Jul 2019 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
pleasantearlybird06.jpgjpg pleasantearlybird06.jpg manage 116 K 04 Jul 2019 - 19:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
pleasantearlybird07.JPGJPG pleasantearlybird07.JPG manage 118 K 04 May 2020 - 12:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
pleasantearlybird08.jpgjpg pleasantearlybird08.jpg manage 143 K 04 Jun 2021 - 10:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
pleasantearlybird1.jpgjpg pleasantearlybird1.jpg manage 67 K 22 Jul 2016 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
pleasantearlybird2.JPGJPG pleasantearlybird2.JPG manage 1 MB 11 Dec 2017 - 14:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r25 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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