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■(TB) 'Benbow'

1917, Bliss

'Benbow' (Arthur J. Bliss, 1917) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M. 'Mme Chéreau' X 'Princess Beatrice'.

Nursery listings: Camp. 1924; Long. 1930.

See below:

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References:

Benbow (Bliss, 1917). Self-colored flowers of deep violet blue on stems three feet high - $0.50. [Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930]
From Iris Fields catalog, 1927: BEN BOW (Bliss, 1917). A deep violet blue self. Large flowers on tall well developed stems, 3 ft .50
 
 

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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.

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benbow01.jpgjpg benbow01.jpg manage 19 K 12 Sep 2013 - 18:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
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Topic revision: r15 - 22 May 2022, Harloiris
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