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■(TB) 'Wind River'

1972, Woodside

'Wind River' ( Stephana Woodside, R. 1971) Seedling# 70-5. TB, 38-42" (97-107 cm), Early to late bloom season. Rich full purple with faint reddish cast, ruffled falls. 'Pacific Panorama' X ( 'Ruffled Taffeta' x 'Ultra Violet'). Sierra Vista 1972. Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing WIND RIVER (Woodside). 38-42". E-M-L. One of the most spectacular iris we have ever bloomed. Very wide, blocky, leathery, ruffled petals of a rich full purple with a faint reddish cast (most prominent under artificial light). Four and five bud sockets and up to 14 buds. Stalks often in bloom for three weeks due to its extreme resistance to heat, cold, and wind. Spectacular for show or garden. Pacific Panorama X (Ruffled Taffeta x Ultra Violet). $25.00 each. Sierra Vista Iris Garden.


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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WindRiverWP.jpgjpg WindRiverWP.jpg manage 57 K 15 Jul 2013 - 15:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Wildwood Gardens
windriver2.jpgjpg windriver2.jpg manage 79 K 17 Nov 2013 - 17:18 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r9 - 21 Oct 2023, Harloiris
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