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■(TB) 'Critic'

1987, Innerst

'Critic' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1986). Seedling# 1328-5. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled light blue; white beard tipped blue. 'Deep Pacific' X 'Five Star Admiral'. Innerst 1987. High Commendation 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing CRITIC-Sdlg. 1328-5. TB, 34", M-L, 7 to 9 buds. Wide, ruffled mid to light blue self. Vigorous and a beautiful garden clump. Great stalks. Fertile. Deep Pacific X Five Star Admiral. HC '83. $25.00. Sterling Innerst.


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
CriticCT.jpgjpg CriticCT.jpg manage 42 K 28 Oct 2011 - 19:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
CriticEI.jpgjpg CriticEI.jpg manage 32 K 10 Dec 2012 - 18:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
CriticIF.jpgjpg CriticIF.jpg manage 15 K 28 Nov 2011 - 16:24 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
CriticSI.JPGJPG CriticSI.JPG manage 215 K 08 Apr 2019 - 15:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
critic01.jpgjpg critic01.jpg manage 70 K 06 Jun 2015 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
critic04.JPGJPG critic04.JPG manage 69 K 26 Jun 2014 - 22:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r15 - 04 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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