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■(TB) 'Earl Of Essex'

1980, Zurbrigg

'Earl Of Essex' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1979). Seedling M 46 PL. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early bloom and re-bloom (late September in Virginia). Lightly ruffled and fluted white, heavily veined and stippled orchid violet on Standards and with precise 1/3" orchid-violet border on falls; pale orange beard infused pale violet. ((('Crinkled Ivory' x 'Autumn Sensation') x 'Grand Baroque') x ('Sky Queen' x 'Grand Baroque')) X 'Violet Classic'. Avonbank Gardens 1980. Honorable Mention 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #237 April 1980 Introducing EARL OF ESSEX-An exciting, fully reblooming orchid on white plicata of excellent, wide form and substance. All rebloom comes in the first week of October; the spring bloom is very early. Very frost-resistant and excellent keeper in refrigeration. Also fully fertile either way! $35.00. Avonbank Iris Garden.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-04
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EARLOFESSEX02.jpgjpg EARLOFESSEX02.jpg manage 118 K 12 Nov 2015 - 03:30 UnknownUser Photo by La Ferme Des Iris-France
Earl-of-EssexNN.jpgjpg Earl-of-EssexNN.jpg manage 42 K 06 Nov 2011 - 20:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
EarlOfEssex02.jpgjpg EarlOfEssex02.jpg manage 93 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:43 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
Earl_of_Essex_Zurbrigg_80.JPGJPG Earl_of_Essex_Zurbrigg_80.JPG manage 73 K 04 Jan 2010 - 17:50 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
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EarlofEssex01.jpgjpg EarlofEssex01.jpg manage 172 K 27 Feb 2017 - 22:50 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
EarlofEssex02.jpgjpg EarlofEssex02.jpg manage 139 K 16 Sep 2017 - 02:27 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
EarlofEssex03.jpgjpg EarlofEssex03.jpg manage 86 K 06 Apr 2015 - 16:18 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
EarlofEssex04.jpgjpg EarlofEssex04.jpg manage 68 K 06 Apr 2015 - 16:21 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
EarlofEssex05.jpgjpg EarlofEssex05.jpg manage 72 K 06 Apr 2015 - 16:22 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
EarlofEssex06.jpgjpg EarlofEssex06.jpg manage 88 K 17 Apr 2015 - 19:47 UnknownUser Photo by Marky Smith
EarlofEssex10.jpgjpg EarlofEssex10.jpg manage 67 K 05 Sep 2013 - 20:37 UnknownUser Photo by Echo Iris Garden
EarlofEssexAA.jpgjpg EarlofEssexAA.jpg manage 38 K 15 Feb 2011 - 20:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
earl01.JPGJPG earl01.JPG manage 91 K 21 Jan 2015 - 02:39 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
earl010.JPGJPG earl010.JPG manage 216 K 02 Aug 2022 - 18:32 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
earl02.jpgjpg earl02.jpg manage 93 K 08 Jun 2015 - 13:27 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
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earlofessex03.JPGJPG earlofessex03.JPG manage 78 K 16 Jul 2014 - 20:21 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
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earlofessex06.JPGJPG earlofessex06.JPG manage 69 K 05 Jan 2015 - 21:45 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham
earlofessex07.jpgjpg earlofessex07.jpg manage 33 K 01 Sep 2015 - 18:23 UnknownUser Photo by Wild Iris Rows
earlofessex08.jpgjpg earlofessex08.jpg manage 71 K 11 Jul 2013 - 17:53 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
earlofessex09.JPGJPG earlofessex09.JPG manage 362 K 18 Jan 2021 - 03:54 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
earlofessex11.jpgjpg earlofessex11.jpg manage 79 K 08 Nov 2013 - 16:45 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
earlofessex2.jpgjpg earlofessex2.jpg manage 71 K 19 Sep 2016 - 02:00 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
earlofessex22.jpgjpg earlofessex22.jpg manage 60 K 30 Jan 2011 - 00:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by His Iris Garden
earlofessex3.jpgjpg earlofessex3.jpg manage 97 K 07 Aug 2017 - 01:30 UnknownUser Photo by Iriswarehouse
earlofessex4.jpgjpg earlofessex4.jpg manage 181 K 29 Oct 2019 - 23:17 UnknownUser Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
earlofessex5.jpgjpg earlofessex5.jpg manage 185 K 06 Oct 2020 - 21:39 UnknownUser Photo by Howard Dash at Wilson's Inspire Us Garden-New Mexico on Oct.6/2020
earlofessex6.jpgjpg earlofessex6.jpg manage 155 K 20 Oct 2020 - 21:10 UnknownUser Photo by Howard Dash at Wilson's Inspire Us Garden-New Mexico on Oct.20/2020
earlofessex9.jpgjpg earlofessex9.jpg manage 38 K 01 Aug 2013 - 19:34 UnknownUser Photo by Colin Campbell,
earlofessexTIF.jpgjpg earlofessexTIF.jpg manage 44 K 04 Dec 2011 - 23:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
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