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■(IB) 'Amabilis'

1840, Lémon

'Amabilis' (Jean-Nicolas Lémon, R. 1840) IB. Midseason bloom. Color Code W3.

See below:
Amabilis 60cm 1840 b.jpg


Lémon, Annales de Flore et de Pomone, 1839-1840, p. 366.
The 1919 Wing Seed Co catalog states: "AMABILIS — (Neg.) S. upright and spreading, bright lilac, paler along midrib with dark wire edge; F. narrow, held horizontally, rich velvety violet-purple, upper part cream strongly netted dusky purple. Two feet. 15c."
A.F.P. 1840; Watson 1884: Florist & Pomologist 1884; Farr 1912; Wing 1920; Wild 1939; AAA 125.
From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: "JULIETTE — (Am.) Semi-late. S. pure white; F. pure violet striped and margined brighter. A unique and pretty flower, resembling the bulbous Irises in the delicate structure of its flowers. Twenty-seven inches. 25¢".


In 1939 Check List Juliette is listed as a synonym of Amabilis; some catalogs list them as separate cultivars. 'Chalcedonica, 'Gen. de Witte', 'Johan de Witte', 'Johan de Worth', 'Juliette', 'Laura', 'Lord Derby', 'Mrs. Charles Wheeler', 'Yvette Guilbert'.


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: r28 - 20 Nov 2022, Harloiris
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