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■(TB) 'Francina'

1920, Bliss

'Francina' (Arthur J. Bliss, 1920) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W8. 'Assuerus' X 'Mme Chéreau'.

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From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: FRANCINA (Bliss). S. white, veined violet purple; F. white, edged purple, showing more white than S. Midseason. In a class with Mme. de Sevigne. Height, 36 to 40 inches. $0.75.
From Mrs. William Crawford catalog, 1917: FRANCINNA (Bliss) — S. white, spotted and heavily veined with reddish purple; F. white edged with same color. $ 10.00.
 
See John C. Wister Collection, Scott Arboretum Archives, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Wister%20Iris%20036%20--%20Iris%20Francina.jpg

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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francina01.jpgjpg francina01.jpg manage 20 K 25 Sep 2013 - 16:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
francina02.jpgjpg francina02.jpg manage 15 K 19 Aug 2014 - 20:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
francina1-20.jpgjpg francina1-20.jpg manage 360 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:22 Main.mikeu  
francina2-20.jpgjpg francina2-20.jpg manage 373 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:21 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
francina2.jpgjpg francina2.jpg manage 16 K 25 Sep 2013 - 16:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
francina4-20.jpgjpg francina4-20.jpg manage 276 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:21 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
francina4.JPGJPG francina4.JPG manage 656 K 15 May 2018 - 15:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
francina5.JPGJPG francina5.JPG manage 693 K 15 May 2018 - 15:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
francina6-20.jpgjpg francina6-20.jpg manage 370 K 15 Nov 2020 - 01:21 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
francina6.JPGJPG francina6.JPG manage 752 K 15 May 2018 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
francina7.JPGJPG francina7.JPG manage 611 K 15 May 2018 - 15:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
francina8.JPGJPG francina8.JPG manage 527 K 15 May 2018 - 15:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
francina9.JPGJPG francina9.JPG manage 165 K 16 Dec 2021 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
francina90.JPGJPG francina90.JPG manage 171 K 26 Dec 2021 - 13:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
francina91.JPGJPG francina91.JPG manage 160 K 26 Dec 2021 - 13:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
francina92.JPGJPG francina92.JPG manage 195 K 26 Dec 2021 - 13:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r18 - 26 Dec 2021, TLaurin
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