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■(TB) 'Frances Craig'

1952, Craig

'Frances Craig' OB- (Tom Craig, R. 1952). EC, TB-onco. 40" (102 cm). Early to late bloom. Pale grayed lavender self. 'Snow Flurry' X 'Capitola'. Craig, 1952. High Commendation 1951. Honorable Mention 1953; Judge's Choice 1953; Judge's Choice 1954; Award of Merit 1955.

NOTE: Also listed in AB web: see 'Frances Craig'.

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From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1955: FRANCES CRAIG (Craig '52) 40". HM '53. Craig's crowning achievement in the Mohr line. A huge, excellently formed iris of powder blue. Absolutely tops. $10.00
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: FRANCES CRAIG (Craig 1952) M. 40 in. (Snow Flurry x Capitola). A very large, excellently formed oncobred of soft powder blue. This is one of the top iris in its class. A. M. 1955. 8.00.


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.

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  • -- Main.hrandiac - 15 Apr 2018
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FrancesCraig01.JPGJPG FrancesCraig01.JPG manage 53 K 22 Nov 2014 - 22:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FrancesCraig02.JPGJPG FrancesCraig02.JPG manage 72 K 16 Aug 2021 - 19:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RIMG0018.JPGJPG RIMG0018.JPG manage 2 MB 15 Apr 2018 - 19:30 Main.hrandiac Photo in Craig garden in Los Angeles, CA.
francescraig9.JPGJPG francescraig9.JPG manage 486 K 09 Nov 2020 - 16:35 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1957 Tell's Iris Garden catalog by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 25 Aug 2022, davepote
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