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■(TB) 'Foreign Statesman'

1993, Innerst

'Foreign Statesman' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1992). Seedling# 3319-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Full purple; beards purple blue, tipped bronze; slight fragrance. 'Titan's Glory' X 'Twice Delightful'. Innerst 1993. Honorable Mention 1995.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing FOREIGN STATESMAN-Sdlg. 3319-1: (Titan's Glory X Twice Delightful) TB, 36", M-L. Huge full purple with 7 to 9 buds on excellently branched stalks. Round, ruffled form-best purple in the garden. $30.00. 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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ForeighnStatesman04.jpgjpg ForeighnStatesman04.jpg manage 66 K 20 Apr 2014 - 03:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Igor Khorosh,Ukraine
Foreign-Statesman.jpgjpg Foreign-Statesman.jpg manage 69 K 11 Sep 2011 - 16:13 Main.timmba69 Foreign Statesman - Innerst 1993 - Beaumont Ridge Iris
Foreign-StatesmanN.jpgjpg Foreign-StatesmanN.jpg manage 38 K 22 Oct 2011 - 17:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ForeignStatesman04.jpgjpg ForeignStatesman04.jpg manage 156 K 16 Sep 2017 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
ForeignStatesmanBJ.JPGJPG ForeignStatesmanBJ.JPG manage 59 K 10 Feb 2012 - 20:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
IMG_20220505_0902242.jpgjpg IMG_20220505_0902242.jpg manage 1 MB 07 Mar 2023 - 15:42 IrisAmoena  
IMG_20220505_0904042.jpgjpg IMG_20220505_0904042.jpg manage 1 MB 07 Mar 2023 - 15:43 IrisAmoena  
IMG_20230422_1235392.jpgjpg IMG_20230422_1235392.jpg manage 2 MB 22 Apr 2023 - 17:46 IrisAmoena Foreign Statesman PBF
foreignsta02.JPGJPG foreignsta02.JPG manage 88 K 28 Jun 2014 - 16:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
foreignsta03.JPGJPG foreignsta03.JPG manage 85 K 28 Jun 2014 - 16:28 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
foreignstateman4.jpgjpg foreignstateman4.jpg manage 76 K 08 Nov 2013 - 20:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
foreignstatesman01.jpgjpg foreignstatesman01.jpg manage 48 K 03 Sep 2015 - 03:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
foreignstatesman9.JPGJPG foreignstatesman9.JPG manage 239 K 10 Apr 2023 - 02:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 22 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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