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■(IB) 'Theda Clark'

1988, Nichols

'Theda Clark' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1985). Seedling #8281B. IB, 18" (46 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled deep violet, darker red violet hafts; orange violet beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Sapphire Jewel X 'Billy Harris'. Hillcrest Iris 1988. Exhibition Certificate 1984; Exhibition Certificate 1985; Honorable Mention 1990. Award of Merit 1993.

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From AIS Bulletin #268 January 1988 Introducing THEDA CLARK (H. Nichols) IB 18" M-L Ruffled deep violet self with occasional darker red-violet hafts. ECs 1984 & 1985 (Sapphire Jewel X Billy Harris). $15.00. Hillcrest Iris Gardens.


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
IBThedaClark.jpgjpg IBThedaClark.jpg manage 56 K 12 Jan 2010 - 21:32 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
ThedaClarkRI.jpgjpg ThedaClarkRI.jpg manage 15 K 17 Dec 2011 - 19:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Richmond Iris Garden, NZ
thedaclark02.JPGJPG thedaclark02.JPG manage 80 K 16 Jun 2014 - 02:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
thedaclark03.JPGJPG thedaclark03.JPG manage 56 K 16 Jun 2014 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
thedaclark1.jpgjpg thedaclark1.jpg manage 177 K 28 Mar 2018 - 13:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
thedaclark2.jpgjpg thedaclark2.jpg manage 192 K 28 Mar 2018 - 13:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r15 - 03 Apr 2023, dougchyz
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