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■(TB) 'Imperial Blush'

1932, Sass

'Imperial Blush' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1932). TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-R7L. 'Aphrodite' x 'Rheingauperle'. H. P. Sass 1932.

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Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,CanadaBlack and White photo scanned by Cathy Egerer from 1936 Maple Valley Gardens Catalog.Photo by Jessica Kelley- Iowa USA 2022ImperialBlushJK2


From Sass catalog, 1937: IMPERIAL BLUSH (H. P. Sass, 1933)-A beautiful large bluish pink with 40-inch branching stems. $1.50
From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1937: IMPERIAL BLUSH (H. P. Sass 1933) M.L. 40 in. A delightfully clear and beautiful bluish pink that everyone loves. The flowers are large, well formed, of pure even color tone and are gracefully carried on tall well branched stems. A universal favorite. H.M. 1936. $1.50. (Black and white photo attached, scanned from catalog by Cathy Egerer.)
Reported catalog references: Inter-State 1932; Sass 1932; Nesmith 1934; Wassenberg 1938.


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
ImperialBlushJK.jpgjpg ImperialBlushJK.jpg manage 58 K 20 May 2023 - 20:23 JessicaKelley Photo by Jessica Kelley- Iowa USA 2022
ImperialBlushJK2.jpgjpg ImperialBlushJK2.jpg manage 534 K 20 May 2023 - 20:23 JessicaKelley  
imperialblush.jpgjpg imperialblush.jpg manage 153 K 20 Jun 2018 - 22:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
imperialblush01.JPGJPG imperialblush01.JPG manage 81 K 08 Feb 2018 - 16:36 TerryLaurin Black and White photo scanned by Cathy Egerer from 1936 Maple Valley Gardens Catalog.
Topic revision: r16 - 21 May 2023, Harloiris
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