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■(IB) 'Confederate Soldier'

1978, Nichols

'Confederate Soldier' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1974) Seedling #22115A. IB, 16" (41 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards lavender-grey-blue; falls white, banded lavender-grey-blue; orange and white beard. ('Lucy Lee' x 'Rococo') X 'Knotty Pine'. Cordon Bleu 1978. Honorable Mention 1980, Award of Merit 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing CONFEDERATE SOLDIER-IB, 18". (Lucy Lee x Rococo) X Knotty Pine. Well formed and ruffled lavender-gray-blue plicata with orange beards. Fine branching, fertile, 5-6 buds. $12.50. Nichols 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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