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■(TB) 'Chiquita'

1947, Knowlton

'Chiquita' (Harold Knowlton, R. 1947) TB. Late bloom. Color Class B9D. 'Amigo' x 'Wabash'.

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Chiquita FV Small file.jpgChiquita SV Small file.jpgchiquita.JPGchiquita1.JPG


From Wallace Iris Gardens catalog 1955: CHIQUITA- (Knowlton '51) M. (Amigo x Wabash). Lovely is this ruffled, charming neglecta with its pansy-like coloring and finish. Destined to be popular. H. M. '11. $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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Chiquita FV Small file.jpgjpg Chiquita FV Small file.jpg manage 508 K 02 Feb 2024 - 20:27 FredHancock Chiquita, Fred Hancock photo; grown from rhizome shared by Phil Edinger
Chiquita SV Small file.jpgjpg Chiquita SV Small file.jpg manage 509 K 02 Feb 2024 - 20:31 FredHancock Photo by Fred Hancock; grown from rhizome shared by Phil Edinger
chiquita.JPGJPG chiquita.JPG manage 699 K 20 Jun 2018 - 01:43 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
chiquita1.JPGJPG chiquita1.JPG manage 286 K 09 Jun 2016 - 19:26 UnknownUser Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r10 - 03 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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