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■(JI) 'Altay'

2001, Rodionenko

'Altay' Алтай ( Georgi Rodionenko R. 2001). Sdlg. 1672K-1. JI (3 Falls.), height 32-47" (80-120 cm), Early midseason bloom. Dark purple violet, falls with bright golden eye signal. I. ensata from Primorski Kray, Russia, X 'Oku-Banri'. Rodionenko 1970.

Translation: Altay is a mountain range (the Altai Mountains) in East-Central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together.

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Awaiting original catalog description
Information from the State Commission of the Russian Federation for Selection Achievements Test and Protection website:
Japanese irises. Plant height 75-90 cm Leaves light green. Peduncle robust, with two flowers, sometimes with a lateral branch, a length of 75-90 cm. Inflorescence consisting of 1-2 flowers. Flower size 10-11x11-12 cm, monochrome, purple with golden eye, no flavor. Beginning of flowering with 1 decade of June. Sustainable vase life. The variety is winter hardy. Resistant to adverse conditions, disease and pests. Recommended for mass plantings and cut flowers.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- PollyKinsman - 2010-01-07
  • "In the second half of the summer we are pleased with the Japanese irises received as a result of crossing varieties with wild species collected under Vladivostok. It is the ALTAY, who for many years successfully winters and blooms in St. Petersburg gardens" (N. Alexandrova, Irises of Russia, 2015). -- Main.ruiris - 02 Jan 2019
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
altay.jpgjpg altay.jpg manage 29 K 15 Jun 2018 - 20:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Eartheart Gardens
altaydone.jpgjpg altaydone.jpg manage 46 K 07 Jan 2010 - 23:32 Main.siberianirisgardens  
Алтай.JPGJPG Алтай.JPG manage 130 K 26 Feb 2018 - 11:48 Main.ruiris photo by Z. Dolganova
Topic revision: r17 - 03 Jan 2023, Harloiris
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