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■(SIB) 'Kobana'


'Kobana' "Iris sanguinea "Kobana" (15-18 in.) Flowers slightly smaller than in the species, white, palest purple veins. Standards narrow cupped." We-du Gardens 1990 catalog. Also 'Kobana' a form distributed by Jean Witt from Japanese source which is not purple veined and its name is thought to refer to the narrow blades of the falls--Jean Witt. Iris sanguinea Hornem ex Donn.

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iris sanguinea kobana-X2.jpgkobana5.JPGkobana50.JPG


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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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
iris_sanguinea_kobana-X2.jpgjpg iris_sanguinea_kobana-X2.jpg manage 283 K 18 Feb 2016 - 23:32 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
kobana5.JPGJPG kobana5.JPG manage 306 K 24 Feb 2024 - 22:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Janet Sacks-Joe Pye Weed's Garden-taken at the Markham Garden
kobana50.JPGJPG kobana50.JPG manage 151 K 24 Feb 2024 - 22:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Janet Sacks-Joe Pye Weed's Garden
Topic revision: r5 - 25 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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