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■(TB) 'Louvois'

1936, Cayeux

'Louvois' (Ferdinand Cayeux, 1936). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class S9D. ('Fétiche' x 'Roi Soleil') X ('Iceberg' x 'Évolution'). Award of Merit 1939.

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References

Bulletin de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1936, 6e série, Tome III, p. 173.
Vilmorin-Andrieux catalog: 1938, p. 5.
Louvois is an iris to remember. The peaked standards are milk chocolate, the falls rich, bitter chocolate with a wide border of the milk chocolate around the edges. The sun on the falls transforms them to the crimson velvet of a medieval wall hanging. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 58.]
From Cooley's 1940 catalog: "Brown, deep, rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur of an animal. This new French sort has been one of the surprises of the past two years. Standards are a decided brown tone, the falls exceedingly dark brown, edged to match the standards."
Outstanding deep red-brown bicolor; the falls are nicely edged with the lighter shade. Low. [Douglas, Geddes (1942). More Variety Comments, 1942. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88<(January 1943), 63.]

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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2010-12-14
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