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■(TB) 'Carfax'

1930, Bliss

'Carfax' (Arthur J. Bliss, 1930). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Code-R1M. (Bliss 1930); Orp. 1930; Bull. A.I.S. 43: 41. Apr. 1932 (illustration); Bun. 1938; Rowan. 1938; Wass. 1938; C.M., Silvergilt Medal, I.S.(E.) 1929; Gard. Ill. 51: 420. 15 June 1929 (Illustration).

Additional nursery listings: Cooley 1932; Wayman 1943.

See below * * References


Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932: CARFAX. This striking iris, produced on stems that branch four-way, six to eight in number, is heralded in England as an advance in iris breeding comparable to the introduction of Dominion. The blooms are huge, splendidly formed, and in color are a rich auricula red purple. The beard is inconspicuous, there being nothing to detract from the intense richness of the velvety falls. Height close to 4 feet. Carfax is another silver medal winner. Each $12.00; three for $30.00.
Wayman, 1943: Carfax—42 in. Richest velvety red purple. SILVER MEDAL. 0.30c.
Goldfarb, 1945 catalog Colored image


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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carfax03.jpgjpg carfax03.jpg manage 20 K 19 Aug 2014 - 20:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner- Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
carfax1-16.jpgjpg carfax1-16.jpg manage 268 K 03 Sep 2016 - 20:39 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
carfax1-17.jpgjpg carfax1-17.jpg manage 144 K 19 Jun 2017 - 05:30 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
carfax2.jpgjpg carfax2.jpg manage 17 K 13 Sep 2013 - 14:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
carfax4-16.jpgjpg carfax4-16.jpg manage 123 K 03 Sep 2016 - 20:39 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
carfax6-16.jpgjpg carfax6-16.jpg manage 123 K 03 Sep 2016 - 20:39 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
carfax6-17.jpgjpg carfax6-17.jpg manage 124 K 19 Jun 2017 - 05:30 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
carfax7-17.jpgjpg carfax7-17.jpg manage 158 K 19 Jun 2017 - 05:30 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
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