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■(SIB) 'Pirate Prince'

1977, Varner

'Pirate Prince' (Steve Varner, R. 1977). Seedling V577. SIB, 28" (71 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards deep blue-purple; falls lustrous solid purple, no signal, green overlay on shaft. 'Maranatha' X 'Dreaming Spires'. Illini Iris 1977. Honorable Mention 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing PIRATE PRINCE: Siberian, Sdlg. V577, ML, 28". (Maranatha X Dreaming Spires). Deep blue-purple stds. held upright at 40° angle. Wide, flared falls are lustrous rich purple with no signal, but have green overlay on shaft. $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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Topic revision: r14 - 11 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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