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■(SIB) 'Illini Ruby'

1990, Varner

'Illini Ruby' (Steve Varner, R. 1987). Seedling V477M. SIB, 28" (71 cm), Midseason bloom. Red, white signal. Mutation of seedling V477, 'Tealwood' X self. Illini Iris 1990. Honorable Mention 1992.

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From AIS Bulletin #277 April 1990 Introducing ILLINI RUBY-SIB #V477M (Red mutant of purple V477: Tealwood X self) 28" M 2.5". Two branches, 3 or more buds. Bright red self except white signals. This naturally occurring mutation is an exoiting parent and a rare source of red genes without interfering colors. $65.00. 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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Illini_Ruby.jpgjpg Illini_Ruby.jpg manage 48 K 15 Jan 2010 - 20:12 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
Illini_Ruby16.jpgjpg Illini_Ruby16.jpg manage 26 K 27 Aug 2016 - 14:46 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
illiniruby01.JPGJPG illiniruby01.JPG manage 813 K 16 May 2018 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
illiniruby5.JPGJPG illiniruby5.JPG manage 70 K 12 Jul 2023 - 19:02 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Iris City Gardens catalog
Topic revision: r14 - 12 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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