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■(SIB) 'Avon'

1979, Varner

'Avon' (Steve Varner, R. 1978) Seedling V654. SIB, 38" (96 cm), Early to late bloom. Deep blue self; light blue stylearms. 'Cambridge' X seedling. Illini Iris 1979. Honorable Mention 1981; Favorite Guest 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #232 Winter 1979 Introducing AVON: SIB, Sdlg. V654. EML, 38". Cambridge sdlg. Flared, medium blue with light blue styles; no signal. 5 blooms, well formed and durable. Very long bloom season. $25.00. Illini Iris.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 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, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Avon9.jpgjpg Avon9.jpg manage 19 K 14 Apr 2022 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
avon01.JPGJPG avon01.JPG manage 576 K 18 May 2018 - 02:13 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
avon9.JPGJPG avon9.JPG manage 190 K 14 Apr 2023 - 12:06 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1985 AIS Indianapolis Convention by Verna Laurin
Topic revision: r16 - 14 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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