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(IB) 'Dark Horse'

1936, Mitchell

'Dark Horse' - ('Sydney B. Mitchell, R. 1936). Midseason bloom. Color Class R7D. Mitchell 1936, Salbach 1936, Kellogg 1938.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1936: Dark Horse (Mitchell 1936). Rich, dark red-violet, a strikingly colored iris. Most distinct. Coloring by Ridgway: Standards bright glowipg Mars Violet, falls deep Violet Carmine overlaid pure, velvety black. A dusky gold beard adds to the richness of the flower. Mid-season. 26-in. Stock limited, not more than one to a customer. $7.50.


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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Topic revision: r1 - 18 May 2019, Betsy881
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