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■(TB) 'Blue Charmer'

1972, Rudolph

'Blue Charmer' (Nate Rudolph, R. 1972). Seedling# 68-49. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Violet-blue (RHS 89C) self, ruffled Falls; orange beard tipped blue. 'Ellen Manor' X seedling# 63-31: (('Galilee' x seedling# 59-59) x ('Galilee' x seedling# 59-59)). Rudolph 1972. Honorable Mention 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing BLUE CHARMER (Rudolph '72) $25.00. No. 68-49 (Ellen Manor x 63-61): Midseason. 30". Violet-blue self. (RHS 89C). Flowers are very ruffled with perfect form and substance. Flaring falls with blue-tipped orange beard. Three well-spaced branches with seven buds. Very fragrant. Very vigorous plant and fertile both ways. Lakelawn Gardens.
BLUE CHARMER (Rudolph, 1972), was much bluer in Virginia than we bloom it; ours has quite a bit of violet undertones. The branching is the thing with this one-can't wait to see somebody come to show with this one with three open. The heavy ruffling accents the pleasing form. [Dyer, Perry. “Roanoke 1974, and Points West.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society. 221 (July 1974): 30.]


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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