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(JI) 'Quakeress'

About 1885, Hallock

'Quakeress' ( V. H. Hallock, Son & Thorpe, about 1885) JI. Single. Color Class-5.

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From Farr's catalog, 1918: QUAKERESS. Three large petals; light pinkish lavender, with blue halo and veins. 50 cts.
From Sunnybrook Farm catalog 1925: QUAKERESS, (Hallock) — This old variety is now almost extinct and I am very fortunate in having a limited stock to offer for sale. It is one of the most beautiful of all Japanese irises and while not as large as some, the lovely, artistic color combination of deep pinkish mauve and sky blue halo make it an acquisition for any garden. As a cut flower it is unusually beautiful. 2.00.

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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
Topic revision: r5 - 31 May 2019, Betsy881
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