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■(TB) 'Sign Of Leo'

1977, Zurbrigg

'Sign Of Leo' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1976). Seedling# 68-30. TB, 35" (89 cm), Early bloom and rebloom (August-September in Virginia). Standards violet with some red influence; falls violet with red influence and blackish overlay; bronze beard. 'Jet Black' X 'Lovely Again'. Avonbank 1977.

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From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing SIGN OF LEO E & Aug., 35". Red-violet, deeper in falls. Reblooms from Aug. until freeze-up. $5.00. Lloyd Zurbrigg.


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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Sign-of-LeoNN.jpgjpg Sign-of-LeoNN.jpg manage 37 K 10 Nov 2011 - 20:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
SignOfLeo02.jpgjpg SignOfLeo02.jpg manage 64 K 10 Apr 2014 - 23:42 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
Sign_of_Leo__Zurbrigg__1977.JPGJPG Sign_of_Leo__Zurbrigg__1977.JPG manage 72 K 01 Jan 2010 - 10:08 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Sign_of_Leo_fl.jpgjpg Sign_of_Leo_fl.jpg manage 70 K 20 Feb 2011 - 10:16 IrisP  
SignofLeo03.jpgjpg SignofLeo03.jpg manage 80 K 20 Oct 2016 - 17:06 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
SignofLeo04.JPGJPG SignofLeo04.JPG manage 77 K 18 Apr 2015 - 20:47 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
SignofLeoAA.jpgjpg SignofLeoAA.jpg manage 34 K 19 Feb 2011 - 19:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
SignofLeo_DP.jpgjpg SignofLeo_DP.jpg manage 73 K 14 May 2013 - 00:36 UnknownUser Taken in my garden, Reston, VA Zone 6B in 2013.
signofleo01.jpgjpg signofleo01.jpg manage 83 K 29 Feb 2016 - 20:29 UnknownUser Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
signofleo03.JPGJPG signofleo03.JPG manage 68 K 21 May 2014 - 20:20 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
signofleo04.JPGJPG signofleo04.JPG manage 70 K 21 May 2014 - 20:23 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
signofleo6.jpgjpg signofleo6.jpg manage 66 K 15 Nov 2013 - 01:31 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
signofleo9.JPGJPG signofleo9.JPG manage 191 K 01 Jun 2022 - 20:19 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r23 - 02 Jun 2022, Harloiris
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