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■(SIB) 'Illini Purple Pepper'

1989, Varner

'Illini Purple Pepper' (Steve Varner, R. 1988). Seedling 6038. SIB, 27" (69 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards aqua, dappled light purple; styles dappled lilac purple; falls dappled bright medium purple. 'Friendly Welcome' X 'Sole Command'. Illini Iris 1989. Honorable Mention 1991.

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From AIS Bulletin #273 April 1989 Introducing ILLINI PURPLE PEPPER----SIB #6038. Friendly Welcome X Sole Command, 27", EM, 3" flowers, 2 branches, 3 buds. Very wide, ruffled, lilting, flare-arched falls of dappled bright medium purple. Ruffled, 30° angled, aqua lt. purple stds., edged lighter. Wide dappled lt. purple styles. White signals with purple veins, giving a bar effect in center of signal. Charm and personality! $60.00. 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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