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■(TB) 'Sudan'

1921, Bliss

'Sudan' (Arthur J. Bliss, 1921) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S6D.

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From Sam Carpenter catalog, 1925: SUDAN (Bliss) S. bronzy-yellow; F. deep carmine-violet. This new English variety is in a class with Flammenschwert, the new squalens from Germany. $1.00.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: SUDAN (Bliss). S. yellow-tan suffused with rose. F. bright claret purple with extreme edge matching S; splendid orange beard. In buff class. A medium size flower which blooms in midseason, and which Mr. Bliss thinks is superior to Iris King. Height 33 inches. $1.00.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Sudan.JPGJPG Sudan.JPG manage 89 K 29 Dec 2020 - 20:07 IrisP Photo Botanical Garden, Pruhonice
sudan01.jpgjpg sudan01.jpg manage 15 K 19 Aug 2014 - 20:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-England
Topic revision: r9 - 30 Dec 2020, Harloiris
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