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■(IB) 'Pocahontas'

1915, Farr

'Pocahontas' ( Bertrand Farr, 1915) IB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W8.

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From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: POCAHONTAS — (Farr.) (Plic.) Very large and elegantly formed flowers, orchid type. F. white deeply frilled bright bluish- violet; F. pure velvety white, lightly bordered bluish-violet along sides; style arms clear bluish- violet. Lovely. 75c.
From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: POCAHONTAS. (Farr 1915.) S. and F. pure white, with S. faintly bordered pale blue. Very large orchid type of flower, with elegantly frilled petals. 28 inches.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1926: POCAHONTAS (Farr) $0.35. Standards and falls pure white bordered pale violet. Mid-season. Similar to Anna Farr and nearly equal to it in quality. One of the most popular standard varieties. Tall, vigorous grower. Two rhizomes at 30c each; five or more rhizomes at 25c each. Special prices for quantity.


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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Pocahontas02.JPEGJPEG Pocahontas02.JPEG manage 32 K 10 May 2014 - 14:31 Main.TLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
PocahontasIF.jpgjpg PocahontasIF.jpg manage 35 K 28 Nov 2011 - 20:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
Pocohontas300.jpgjpg Pocohontas300.jpg manage 68 K 13 Nov 2018 - 13:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres
pocahontas-X2.jpgjpg pocahontas-X2.jpg manage 315 K 18 Feb 2016 - 23:57 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
pocahontas1.JPGJPG pocahontas1.JPG manage 584 K 19 Jul 2018 - 20:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
pocahontas2.JPGJPG pocahontas2.JPG manage 522 K 19 Jul 2018 - 20:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
pocahontas3.JPGJPG pocahontas3.JPG manage 135 K 19 Jun 2020 - 21:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
pocahontas4.JPGJPG pocahontas4.JPG manage 138 K 19 Jun 2020 - 21:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
pocahontas5.JPGJPG pocahontas5.JPG manage 124 K 14 Jan 2022 - 16:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
pocahontas50.JPGJPG pocahontas50.JPG manage 139 K 14 Jan 2022 - 16:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r18 - 15 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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