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■(JI) 'Summer Storm'

1955, Marx

'Summer Storm' (Walter Marx, R. 1955) Seedling 55-200. JI (double), 42" (107 cm), Very late bloom. Deep fluorite-violet self (M & P). 'Hisakata' X 'Kuro-Kumo'. Marx 1955.

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BHP 9824-X2 summer storm.jpgsummerstorm01.jpgsummerstorm02.JPGsummerstorm03.JPGsummerstorm030.JPGsummerstorm1.jpgsummerstorm2.jpgsummerstorm3.jpgsummerstorm4.jpgsummerstorm5.jpgsummerstorm50.JPGsummerstorm6.jpgSummerStorm by JanLauritzen.jpg


From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: SUMMER STORM $7.50 Purple Iris are legion but this dark velvety masterpiece is sure to gain a place in the sun . A dramatic iris of deep vibrant colors highlighted by a big black tufted center contrasted by orange signals. The 8-inch flowers are elegantly ruffled and possess texture and substance that withstand all inclement weather. Very late. 3½ to 4 feet.


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
BHP_9824-X2_summer_storm.jpgjpg BHP_9824-X2_summer_storm.jpg manage 207 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:12 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SummerStorm_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg SummerStorm_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 74 K 14 Jun 2010 - 00:11 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
summerstorm01.jpgjpg summerstorm01.jpg manage 67 K 14 Aug 2014 - 16:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carol Warner-Draycott Gardens
summerstorm02.JPGJPG summerstorm02.JPG manage 1006 K 20 Dec 2015 - 15:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
summerstorm03.JPGJPG summerstorm03.JPG manage 1019 K 11 Dec 2017 - 22:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
summerstorm030.JPGJPG summerstorm030.JPG manage 300 K 26 Dec 2023 - 15:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
summerstorm1.jpgjpg summerstorm1.jpg manage 185 K 17 Feb 2016 - 19:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
summerstorm2.jpgjpg summerstorm2.jpg manage 95 K 04 Mar 2014 - 13:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
summerstorm3.jpgjpg summerstorm3.jpg manage 104 K 10 Jul 2016 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
summerstorm4.jpgjpg summerstorm4.jpg manage 110 K 16 Jul 2017 - 18:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
summerstorm5.jpgjpg summerstorm5.jpg manage 118 K 01 Jul 2020 - 11:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
summerstorm50.JPGJPG summerstorm50.JPG manage 268 K 07 Jul 2023 - 20:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
summerstorm6.jpgjpg summerstorm6.jpg manage 163 K 04 Jul 2020 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r23 - 26 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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