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■(TB) 'Planet Iris'

1987, Mahoney

'Planet Iris' (James A. Mahoney, R. 1979). Seedling 77/181. TB, 37" (94 cm), Late midseason bloom. Ruffled and laced light violet (between RHS 78B/D), inconspicuous veining at haft, small white area at haft surrounding orange beard and extending to midfall; light violet horns extending 1" to 1-1/4"; laced light violet stylearms. 'Petite Posy' X 'Lavender Petticoat'. Shamrock Iris 1987. Exhibition Certificate 1986.


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From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing PLANET IRIS (J. Mahoney) Sdlg. 77/181, TB, 35-37", ML. Ruffled and laced light violet, inconspicuous veining at hafts. Small area at hafts surrounding orange beards and extending to mid fall; 1" to 1-l/4" horns. Petite Posy X Lavender Petticoats. Two ECs in 1986. $30.00. Mahoney Iris Gardens.


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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