■(IB) 'Constant Companion'
, R. 1992). Seedling #87-15-10-C. IB, 18" (46 cm). Early to late bloom and rebloom. Standards velvety intense red violet; falls red violet, intensifying in color depth at end of beards; beards powder blue, orange in throat; ruffled; slight fragrance. 'Violet Miracle'
X 'Third Charm'
. Iristocrat Acres 1995.
| From AIS Bulletin #297 April 1995 Introducing CONSTANT COMPANION deserves its name. Reblooming IB. in Nebraska continuously for 3 months, the last frosted bloom opened November 7. Branched, flaring and ruffled red-violet with intensified color surrounding powder blue beards. Best seedling 1993 reblooming show. Marsh R '92. Miracle X Third Charm. $25.00. Iristocrat Acres.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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- IB Constant Companion bloomed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, approximately, May 14 - 23, in 2017. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 01 Aug 2017