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■(IB) 'Cordelia'

1873, Parker

'Cordelia' (Robert Parker, 1873) IB, 24", Midseason bloom. Color Class-B9D. Parker 1874. High Commendation (R.H.S.) 1893, shown by Barr; Veitch RHS 1916.

Nursery listings: Parker 1924; Van Geert 1893; Farr 1912; Bonnewitz 1920; Oldown (G. Francis) 1920; Treholme (Sheets) 1928; Tip Top 1937, 1938; Buccleuch (Forbes) 1938; Vilmorin 1938; Katkamier 1939.

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Awaiting original catalog description
From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: CORDELIA. A very handsome variety, growing about 2-ft. high. (S) a pretty shade of rosy lilac, (F) rich crimson. Free flowering and late.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 175). The American Iris Society.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: CORDELIA (Parker). S. rosy-lilac; F. rich crimson-purple; a handsome late flowering Iris. The colors in this variety are so very rich that some Iris enthusiasts think it is one of the seed parents of Dominion. $0.35.
Moore, T. (Ed.). 1884, The bearded iris. The Florist and Pomologist, and Suburban Gardener, p. 180.
Gardeners' chronicle :a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects,The. (July 14, 1894, p. 37).


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CordeliaRTjb.jpgjpg CordeliaRTjb.jpg manage 49 K 11 Apr 2016 - 20:04 Main.Harloiris Photo by Rick Tasco
cordelia01.JPGJPG cordelia01.JPG manage 692 K 07 May 2018 - 22:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cordelia02.JPGJPG cordelia02.JPG manage 657 K 07 May 2018 - 22:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cordelia03.JPGJPG cordelia03.JPG manage 767 K 07 May 2018 - 22:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cordelia04.JPGJPG cordelia04.JPG manage 158 K 24 Dec 2021 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cordelia040.JPGJPG cordelia040.JPG manage 156 K 24 Dec 2021 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r17 - 24 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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