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â– (IB) 'Gentius'

1934, Sass

'Gentius' (Hans Peter Sass, R, 1933) IB Early bloom. Color Class-B1D. Purple bi-tone. (I. pumila x I. trojana), H. P. Sass 1934, Peckham 1939. Honorable Mention 1936.

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From Maple Road Garden list for 1934: GENTIUS (H. P. Sass, 1934 )—Intermediate. S, bluish violet. F, royal purple. 24-inch branching stems. $2.00.
American Iris Society. (1936). Awards of the American Iris Society for 1936. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 63(October 1936), 64.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939. The American Iris Society.

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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

Distribution:

Melrose 1955


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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-05
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Gentius01.JPGJPG Gentius01.JPG manage 70 K 23 Nov 2014 - 03:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Gentius02.JPGJPG Gentius02.JPG manage 101 K 17 Aug 2021 - 01:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GentiusSass34.JPGJPG GentiusSass34.JPG manage 56 K 06 Jun 2010 - 15:02 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
gentius01.JPGJPG gentius01.JPG manage 738 K 17 May 2018 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gentius02.JPGJPG gentius02.JPG manage 697 K 17 May 2018 - 03:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gentius03.JPGJPG gentius03.JPG manage 914 K 17 May 2018 - 03:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gentius04.JPGJPG gentius04.JPG manage 165 K 13 Jun 2020 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gentius05.JPGJPG gentius05.JPG manage 161 K 13 Jun 2020 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gentius06.JPGJPG gentius06.JPG manage 183 K 13 Jun 2020 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gentius07.JPGJPG gentius07.JPG manage 145 K 26 Dec 2021 - 15:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gentius070.JPGJPG gentius070.JPG manage 187 K 26 Dec 2021 - 15:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
gentius1-10.jpgjpg gentius1-10.jpg manage 57 K 11 Jul 2010 - 04:54 Main.mikeu Gentius by Mike Unser
gentius2.jpgjpg gentius2.jpg manage 54 K 11 Jul 2010 - 04:54 Main.mikeu Gentius by Mike Unser
gentius2jb.jpgjpg gentius2jb.jpg manage 27 K 14 Apr 2016 - 17:52 Main.Harloiris Detail of Mike Unser photo
gentius3-10.jpgjpg gentius3-10.jpg manage 64 K 11 Jul 2010 - 04:49 Main.mikeu Gentius by Mike Unser
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