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■ (SPEC) 'Histrioides Major'

1905, Reuthe

‘Histrioides Major’. (George Reuthe, 1905). Reticulata. 5” (12 cm), Brian Mathew gives the following descriptions in The Iris; ‘major’ (Blom’s stock); falls violet-blue (RHS 93B) shading to (93A) around the yellow crest; standards and style 93C; and ‘major’ (Van Tubergen stock); falls violet-blue (RHS 94B) shading to 94A around the crest; standards and styles 94B”; 2n=16. G. & A. Clarke, Ltd. 1913; Wallace 1913. Iris histrioides (G.F. Wilson) S. Arnott.

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Awaiting original catalog description


Culture of Reticulata Group Irises

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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