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■(JI) 'Asahimaru'

1992, Society for Japanese Irises

'Asahimaru' (Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1992) JI (3 F.), 39" (100 cm), Early midseason bloom. Deep red violet, yellow signal. Parentage unknown. Introduced and in commerce in Japan prior to 1940.

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Awaiting original catalog description


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
asahimaru01.JPGJPG asahimaru01.JPG manage 395 K 22 Apr 2018 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Geraldine Couturier slide collection
asahimaru9.JPGJPG asahimaru9.JPG manage 204 K 16 Jan 2023 - 19:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
asahimaru90.JPGJPG asahimaru90.JPG manage 220 K 16 Jan 2023 - 19:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
asahimaru91.JPGJPG asahimaru91.JPG manage 302 K 16 Jan 2023 - 19:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r13 - 19 Jan 2023, Harloiris
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