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■(SPEC) Iris sisianica Zubrov & Bondarenko

2018, Gibrov & Bondarenko

Iris sisianica (Dimitri Zubrov & Leonid Bondarenko, 2018) Iris sisianica, a new stoloniferous species (Hermodactyloides section, Iridaceae),described from Zangezur floral area, Armenia.(Published online, International Rock Gardener 99,March 2018 pages 22 - 35),Zubov Dimitri, , State Institute of Genetic & Regenerative Medicine NAMSU, Kiev, Ukraine;, Bondarenko Leonid,, „Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden‟ nursery, Vilnius, Lithuania;,


Iris sisianica , a new stoloniferous species narrowly local endemic to Syunik region, Zangezur floral area, Armenia (Lesser Caucasus) is described and illustrated. Morphological differences between the new species and the closely related species, I. reticulata, are discussed. The illustration, photographs, distribution map and conservation status are provided. It is considered as „Critically Endangered‟ and known to exist at only a single location (CR B2a).

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The Article in the International Rock Gardener is found starting on page 22;


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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sisianica02.jpgjpg sisianica02.jpg manage 116 K 16 May 2018 - 01:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Alan McMurtrie
sisianica03.jpgjpg sisianica03.jpg manage 87 K 16 May 2018 - 01:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Alan McMurtrie
Topic revision: r6 - 25 Dec 2021, BobPries
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