■(IB) 'Crimson King'
1893, Barr Collected?
(Barr and Sons
, 1893). (Germanica). IB, Early bloom. Color Code-R7D.
| From Treholme Gardens catalog 1928: CRIMSON KING 89 (Hallock) E. 82 G. 87 32" E. Same coloring as Kochii but the rich deep purple flowers are larger, the stalks taller and the growth more open. A very desirable flower. 25c.
| Cornell Extension Bulletin #112: "Color effect an intense violet-purple, self. Standards pansy violet, lighter to yellowish on claw and wavy along edge. falls cotinga purple, almost velvety in texture. The veining is boldly spaced on the whitish outer haft, while those on Kochii are not so prominent. Its fragrance is very good, its color very intense, and its spathe valves deeply tinged. The persistent green foliage is attractive in winter. Rating 89."
| Royal Iris Gardens 1933: 83. 30". beautiful deep red purple. As deep as Kochii but redder. Tall, floriferous and a good grower.
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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- Parfum d'iris sucré, bien prononcé (avis personnel) -- EliseAMANN - 11 May 2022
- -- WikiGuest - 07 Apr 2023
- Some Crimson King plants were gifted to me from someone in North Texas. I live in Huntsville, 70 miles from Houston. Crimson King has been one of the few iris plants that have survived our heat and humidity. It multiplies quickly. A true survivor! -- WikiGuest - 07 Apr 2023