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■(TB) 'Perfume Counter'

1972, Zurbrigg

'Perfume Counter' ( Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1972) Seedling# 67-26-7. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early to midseason bloom and rebloom. Bright violet (heliotrope) self, light in center of falls; yellow beard; fragrant. 'Purple Duet' X 'Sunset Blues'. Avonbank 1972.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing PERFUME COUNTER. The intense, wonderfully sweet fragrance is only the first feature of this lovely violet iris. Bright in hue, it flares to 7-1/2", with excellent substance and the straight stems are adequately branched to show off the large flowers. Standards are tightly swirled and falls are near horizontal with the tips still further upturned. Above all that, however, it reblooms very freely in late September and October as well as spring. It is a strong and vigorous grower. Sdlg. 67-26-J, sib. to Jolly Goliath. $25.00. Avonbank.
Reported Rebloom in: CA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MD, MO, NC, NE, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV USDA Zone 5,6,7,8,9 [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 150]


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-03-08
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PerfumeCounter01.jpgjpg PerfumeCounter01.jpg manage 66 K 07 Apr 2015 - 15:46 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
PerfumeCounter02.JPGJPG PerfumeCounter02.JPG manage 64 K 07 Apr 2014 - 19:47 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
PerfumeCounter03.jpgjpg PerfumeCounter03.jpg manage 87 K 14 Jun 2014 - 18:08 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
PerfumeCounter_DSD_2983.jpgjpg PerfumeCounter_DSD_2983.jpg manage 166 K 25 Jan 2021 - 14:30 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
perfume-counter1-10.jpgjpg perfume-counter1-10.jpg manage 43 K 11 Jul 2010 - 15:46 Main.mikeu Perfume Counter by Mike Unser
perfumecounter01.jpgjpg perfumecounter01.jpg manage 37 K 18 Jan 2017 - 14:49 UnknownUser Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
perfumecounter09.JPGJPG perfumecounter09.JPG manage 78 K 27 Aug 2021 - 02:55 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
perfumecounter1.jpgjpg perfumecounter1.jpg manage 256 K 27 Jul 2020 - 21:07 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
perfumecounter2.jpgjpg perfumecounter2.jpg manage 89 K 13 Jul 2019 - 02:42 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
perfumecounter3.jpgjpg perfumecounter3.jpg manage 237 K 28 Jul 2020 - 15:40 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
perfumecounter4.jpgjpg perfumecounter4.jpg manage 243 K 28 Jul 2020 - 21:50 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
perfumecounter8.JPGJPG perfumecounter8.JPG manage 281 K 12 Jan 2024 - 15:24 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden-reblooming January 2024
perfumecounter80.JPGJPG perfumecounter80.JPG manage 117 K 12 Jan 2024 - 15:24 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden-reblooming January 2024
Topic revision: r26 - 12 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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