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■(TB) 'True Charm'

1920, Sturtevant

'True Charm' (Grace Sturtevant, 1920) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-W2. 'St.Clair' x 'Oriflamme'.

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From Sturtevant Glen Road Iris Garden catalog, 1920: TRUE CHARM — Purest white, with a delicate fringe and style branches of blue-lavender. The broad, well developed segments and the opaque substance give a strength of character rarely found in its class. 3 ft. F.C.C. (MHS) 1917, 1920.
From Quality Gardens catalog 1931: TRUE CHARM (Sturtevant) M. 40". A beautiful plicata, white with margins delicately edged with blue lavender. This is the best plicata, that we have seen, with exception of San Francisco and Los Angeles, which are much higher in price. $.50.
A description of 'True Charm' from James Marion Schull's book "Rainbow Fragments", 1931.


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
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True Charm.pdfpdf True Charm.pdf manage 68 K 04 Apr 2023 - 16:05 Main.dougchyz Description from James Marion Schull
true-charm1-08.jpgjpg true-charm1-08.jpg manage 29 K 27 Nov 2015 - 05:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
true-charm1-11.jpgjpg true-charm1-11.jpg manage 38 K 27 Nov 2015 - 05:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
true-charm1-13.jpgjpg true-charm1-13.jpg manage 80 K 27 Nov 2015 - 05:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
true-charm1-mu.jpgjpg true-charm1-mu.jpg manage 24 K 27 Nov 2015 - 05:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
truecharm-jb.jpgjpg truecharm-jb.jpg manage 22 K 23 Feb 2013 - 18:10 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
truecharm9.JPGJPG truecharm9.JPG manage 78 K 03 Sep 2021 - 01:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r12 - 04 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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