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■(IB) 'Helen Proctor'

1978, Briscoe

'Helen Proctor' (Harley Briscoe, R. 1977). Seedling #71 42A. IB, 22" (56 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards violet-black (RHS 89B); falls black (202A); purple beard. 'Lou Brock' X 'Sable Robe'. Riverdale Iris 1978. Honorable Mention 1980.

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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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HELENPROCTOR01.jpgjpg HELENPROCTOR01.jpg manage 113 K 12 Nov 2015 - 20:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by La Ferme Des Iris-France
HelenProctorRI.jpgjpg HelenProctorRI.jpg manage 19 K 17 Dec 2011 - 18:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Richmond Iris Garden, NZ
Helen_Proctor_1977_Briscoe_ib-.JPGJPG Helen_Proctor_1977_Briscoe_ib-.JPG manage 54 K 10 Dec 2009 - 21:41 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
Helen_Proctor_1977_Briscoe_ib.JPGJPG Helen_Proctor_1977_Briscoe_ib.JPG manage 30 K 10 Dec 2009 - 21:40 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
helenproctor01.jpgjpg helenproctor01.jpg manage 107 K 20 Aug 2015 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
helenproctor02.JPGJPG helenproctor02.JPG manage 52 K 11 Jun 2014 - 12:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
helenproctor06.jpgjpg helenproctor06.jpg manage 37 K 19 Nov 2018 - 16:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
helenproctor2.jpgjpg helenproctor2.jpg manage 23 K 31 May 2013 - 02:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
helenproctor5.jpgjpg helenproctor5.jpg manage 68 K 01 Nov 2013 - 19:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
helenproctor6.jpgjpg helenproctor6.jpg manage 50 K 21 Jan 2014 - 17:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
helenproctor7.JPGJPG helenproctor7.JPG manage 586 K 19 May 2018 - 20:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
helenproctor8.JPGJPG helenproctor8.JPG manage 131 K 27 Dec 2021 - 13:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
helenproctor80.JPGJPG helenproctor80.JPG manage 159 K 27 Dec 2021 - 13:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
helenproctor9.JPGJPG helenproctor9.JPG manage 172 K 27 Apr 2023 - 20:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r26 - 27 Apr 2023, TLaurin
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