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■(TB) 'Florence Nightingale'

2003, Baumunk

'Florence Nightingale' (Lowell Baumunk, R. 2003). Seedling# 782E. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Dark red purple self; beards orange. 'Horatio' X 'Night Game'. Iris Colorado 2003. Honorable Mention 2005.

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From AIS Bulletin #328 January 2003 Introducing FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE TB. The colors tell the story: In the dark of the night, her orange lamp offered hope and caring. Seedling 782E. Mid-season.36". A very smooth, very dark red-purple self with prominent orange beards. Well branched. Seven buds. Strong purple based foliage. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE was named by Nurse Practitioner and Iris Enthusiast, Karen Tomky, of Olney Springs, Colorado, to honor the nursing profession. Karen was one of six nurses who received the prestigious 2001 Nightingale Award given by the Colorado Nurses Foundation to honor nurses for excellence in caring. For each rhizome sold this year, Karen will make a donation of $5 to the Colorado Nursing Foundation for nursing scholarships. In addition, all nurses who are A.I.S. members maypurchase Florence Nightingale for $20. EC. Denver 2002. (Horatio X Night Game). $40 postpaid. Iris Colorado.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-03-11
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Florence Nightingale.jpgjpg Florence Nightingale.jpg manage 522 K 11 Mar 2021 - 21:03 Main.georgebacon George Bacon - Breezeway Iris Garden
FlorenceNightingale1.jpgjpg FlorenceNightingale1.jpg manage 47 K 19 Apr 2016 - 12:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
FlorenceNightingale_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg FlorenceNightingale_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 65 K 03 Nov 2010 - 20:17 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
TbFlorenceNightingale_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg TbFlorenceNightingale_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 11 Mar 2010 - 22:41 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2004 Convention in Fresno, CA
floencenightingaleSM.jpgjpg floencenightingaleSM.jpg manage 73 K 19 Jan 2011 - 15:08 Main.avmoran  
florence_nightingale_(1)-X2.jpgjpg florence_nightingale_(1)-X2.jpg manage 313 K 18 Feb 2016 - 23:02 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
florencenightengale01.jpgjpg florencenightengale01.jpg manage 80 K 21 Sep 2015 - 02:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 12 Mar 2021, Harloiris
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