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■(TB) 'Senlac'

1929, Bliss

'Senlac' (Arthur John Bliss, 1929) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R7M.

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From Treholme Gardens catalog 1931: SENLAC (Bliss 1929) E.87, G.93, M. S., 42". A bright, clear aster purple self. A vigorous, very large, free-flowering variety, produced on tall, strong, well-branched stalks. Brilliant on the landscape.
From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1937: Introduced by the Orpington Nurseries in England, this richly colored iris stands out as the reddest yet to come from that country. With blooms larger than the best of the 'Dominion' race, it carries its brilliant claret-red flowers on strongly branched stems, and is so highly regarded in England that it is rated at 91."


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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-- MikeUnser - 2009-12-05
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Senlac_beard-int_detail.JPGJPG Senlac_beard-int_detail.JPG manage 245 K 12 May 2017 - 20:56 DaveinPA Beard detail
Senlac_fl.jpgjpg Senlac_fl.jpg manage 38 K 20 Feb 2011 - 08:50 IrisP  
senlac1.jpgjpg senlac1.jpg manage 37 K 05 Dec 2009 - 17:05 Main.mikeu Senlac by Mike Unser
senlac3.jpgjpg senlac3.jpg manage 20 K 13 Sep 2013 - 16:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
senlac4.jpgjpg senlac4.jpg manage 16 K 13 Sep 2013 - 16:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
senlac7.JPGJPG senlac7.JPG manage 143 K 16 Jan 2022 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
senlac8.JPGJPG senlac8.JPG manage 174 K 22 Jun 2020 - 19:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
senlac9.JPGJPG senlac9.JPG manage 120 K 22 Jun 2020 - 19:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r17 - 16 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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