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■(BB) 'Castle Stronghold'

1988, Nichols

'Castle Stronghold' ( Hooker Nichols, R. 1982). Seedling #8037A. BB, 27" (69 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards purple with white center and midrib; falls white with purple band; gold and purple beard; fluted and ruffled. 'Aegean Star' X 'Victory Pledge'. Hillcrest Iris 1988. Honorable Mention 1990.

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From AIS Bulletin #268 January 1988 Introducing CASTLE STRONGHOLD (H. Nichols) BB 27" Fluted and ruffled medium purple plicata. (Aegean Star X Victory Pledge). Fertile. $15.00. Hillcrest Iris Gardens.


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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