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(TB) 'Aristocrat By Cleveland'

1920, Cleveland

'Aristocrat' ( Frances Cleveland, R. 1920) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R3M. Cleveland 1920, 1938, Katkamier 1939 originally registered as 'Grenadier' in 1920 but the name was changed to Aristocrat in 1923 because of prior introduction of an 'Aristocrat'. Later the iris was declared obsolete and the name was reused for another iris in 1954.

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From Sunnybrook Iris Gardens catalog, 1925: ARISTOCRAT — S. soft mauve with a pinkish caste, dome shaped, very broad and wavy. F. deeper in tone, creamy at throat, veined maroon, with a blotch of darker color at throat which gives a most distinctive appearance to the flower. Very tall. $5.00.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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