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■(BB) 'Petkin'

1969, Zurbrigg

'Petkin' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1969). Seedling #65-26A-8. BB, 26" (66 cm). Midseason bloom and re-bloom. Standards white completely overlaid amethyst violet (35/1); falls white with no center stripe except under beard, border amethyst violet; white beard faintly tipped yellow. 'Northern Spy'; X 'Double Majesty'. Avonbank 1969. Honorable Mention 1971.

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Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collectionPhoto by C   T Iris Patch


From AIS Bulletin #193 April 1969 Introducing PETKIN Sdlg. 65-26A-8. A remontant border iris that is border in character throughout-leaves, stems and flowers. Standards white, overlaid amethyst; falls white banded amethyst with a dart of color at the tip of the beard. Blooms mid-May and September. Horizontally-flaring, with tightly-closed standards. Excellent growth, and truly unique. (Northern Spy X DoubleMajesty). $20. Avonbank 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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Petkin01.jpgjpg Petkin01.jpg manage 78 K 14 Apr 2015 - 20:11 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
PetkinCT.jpgjpg PetkinCT.jpg manage 53 K 05 Nov 2011 - 15:41 BetsyHiggins Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Topic revision: r13 - 03 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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