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■ (SPEC) 'Purple Gem'

YYYY, van Tubergen

'Purple Gem' (C. G. Van Tubergen). Reticulata Section; 4 3/4 (11-12 cm), Flower diameter 3" (7-8 cm), standards pansy-violet (033), falls plum-purple (934), Blotch purple on white ground. ('Iris bakeriana' Foster seedling) KAVB. See SIGNA p.1768. Iris bakeriana Foster.

See below:

Todd Boland photoCourtesy KAVBPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris GardensPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Tom Waters-Telperion OasisPhoto by Peter Jackson- Adelaide-South AustraliaPhoto scanned from the Dorothy Willott slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Dorothy Willott slide collection

References

Awaiting original catalog description
 

Culture

Culture of Reticulata Group Irises

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Iris-reticulata-201.jpgjpg Iris-reticulata-201.jpg manage 72 K 21 Jan 2015 - 15:03 BobPries Todd Boland photo
purple_gem_in_pot.jpgjpg purple_gem_in_pot.jpg manage 246 K 21 Feb 2014 - 21:37 BobPries Courtesy KAVB
purplegem01.jpgjpg purplegem01.jpg manage 94 K 06 Sep 2014 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
purplegem02.jpgjpg purplegem02.jpg manage 131 K 23 Feb 2017 - 03:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
purplegem1.jpgjpg purplegem1.jpg manage 126 K 14 Feb 2020 - 16:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem2.jpgjpg purplegem2.jpg manage 119 K 15 Feb 2020 - 22:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem3.JPGJPG purplegem3.JPG manage 188 K 24 Feb 2022 - 13:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem30.JPGJPG purplegem30.JPG manage 192 K 24 Feb 2022 - 13:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem32.jpgjpg purplegem32.jpg manage 137 K 01 Mar 2023 - 21:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem33.JPGJPG purplegem33.JPG manage 208 K 20 Feb 2024 - 19:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem34.JPGJPG purplegem34.JPG manage 170 K 20 Feb 2024 - 19:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem35.JPGJPG purplegem35.JPG manage 149 K 20 Feb 2024 - 19:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem36.JPGJPG purplegem36.JPG manage 158 K 24 Feb 2024 - 02:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem37.JPGJPG purplegem37.JPG manage 127 K 24 Feb 2024 - 02:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
purplegem5.jpgjpg purplegem5.jpg manage 240 K 13 Oct 2022 - 20:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Peter Jackson- Adelaide-South Australia
purplegem9.JPGJPG purplegem9.JPG manage 50 K 09 May 2022 - 02:46 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Dorothy Willott slide collection
purplegem90.JPGJPG purplegem90.JPG manage 26 K 09 May 2022 - 02:46 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Dorothy Willott slide collection
Topic revision: r20 - 24 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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