Culture for 1/4 Arilbreds

Most all arilbreds, with only one grandparent that is pure aril and three that are regular bearded irises, can be grown like any tall bearded iris. The only extra advice would be to ensure good drainage which is something tall-nearded irises should have to begin with. The aril genes would also suggest that the plants should have available a slightly higher mineral content in the soil such as most desert soils, especially Calcium and Magnesium, But this is, at this time, only conjecture for 1/4 arilbreds. In theory they may also be slightly more salt tolerant. Mostly, culture should follow the best practices for most bearded Irises. (see Cultivation of bearded irises ). If you feel a particular cultivar has shown good performance under some unexpected extreme condition please note that for the record in the comment box below.


 

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions for 1/4 arilbreds

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.
Topic revision: r1 - 07 May 2019, BobPries
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