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■(JI) 'Southern Son'

1990, McEwen

'Southern Son' (Currier McEwen, R. 1989) Seedling 85/88B. JI (6 falls diploid), 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Close to true medium blue (RHS 93B), gold signal. 80/165: (77/65(1): ((('Garden Caprice' x self) x 'Frostbound') x unknown) x unknown) X 'Continuing Pleasure'. Pope's Perennials, Seaways Gardens 1990. Honorable Mention 1992.

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From AIS Bulletin #276 January 1990 Introducing SOUTHERN SON: Diploid, 6 falls, M-L. 8" flowers on 36" stalks are the closest to true medium blue that we have seen (RHS-93B). Outstanding! Fertile. 80/165 X Continuing Pleasure. $25. Seaways Gardens.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SouthernSon_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg SouthernSon_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 70 K 14 Jun 2010 - 00:16 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Southernson16.jpgjpg Southernson16.jpg manage 73 K 24 Feb 2016 - 16:10 Main.Betsy881  
southernson.jpgjpg southernson.jpg manage 51 K 15 Jun 2018 - 02:51 UnknownUser Photo by Eartheart Gardens
southernson01.JPGJPG southernson01.JPG manage 1003 K 20 Dec 2015 - 15:26 UnknownUser Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
southernson02.jpgjpg southernson02.jpg manage 215 K 17 Feb 2016 - 19:43 UnknownUser Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
southernson03.jpgjpg southernson03.jpg manage 82 K 16 Jul 2017 - 18:56 UnknownUser Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
southernson04.JPGJPG southernson04.JPG manage 1009 K 11 Dec 2017 - 21:55 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
southernson040.JPGJPG southernson040.JPG manage 178 K 26 Dec 2023 - 04:39 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
southernson041.JPGJPG southernson041.JPG manage 193 K 26 Dec 2023 - 04:39 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
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