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■(TB) 'Imperator'

1922, Cayeux

'Imperator' (Ferdinand Cayeux, 1922). TB, 38" (70-80 cm) Midseason bloom. Color Code R9M. Standards light purple; falls purple or dark purple, stripes around the beard. Like iris pallida, bracts of flowers buds are wolly dry, like silvery white paper or parchment.

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Journal de la Société National d'Horticulture de France, 1921, 4e série, Tome XXI, p. 175.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: IMPERATOR (Cayeux 1923). Very large, late-flowering bicolor with cupped standards and straight-hanging falls of Mathew's to raisin-purple, shading white at the haft with heavy red-brown reticulations. A strong, vigorous plant with strong stems. 40 inches. The coloring is similar to Edouard Michel but more reddish-bronze, duller than Seminole. $4.00 each.
From J. C. Nicholls catalog, 1931, p. 6: IMPERATOR (Cay. 1923) 38 inches. Fine large red-violet. .35 cents.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Imperator01.jpgjpg Imperator01.jpg manage 70 K 02 Mar 2017 - 16:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniele D-in my garden France
Imperator02.jpgjpg Imperator02.jpg manage 49 K 02 Mar 2017 - 16:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniele D-in my garden France
Imperator2.JPGJPG Imperator2.JPG manage 90 K 28 Aug 2017 - 04:23 IrisP Photo By Fritz Lehmann at Parc Floral de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Imperator_2.jpgjpg Imperator_2.jpg manage 102 K 29 Jun 2015 - 03:27 Main.Neira in my garden , France
Iris Imperator par Elise AMANN (1).JPGJPG Iris Imperator par Elise AMANN (1).JPG manage 537 K 07 Feb 2023 - 22:28 EliseAMANN Iris Imperator beard
Iris Imperator par Elise AMANN (2).JPGJPG Iris Imperator par Elise AMANN (2).JPG manage 472 K 07 Feb 2023 - 22:28 EliseAMANN Iris Imperator
Topic revision: r26 - 06 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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