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■(JI) 'Center Of Attention'

1986, Rich

'Center Of Attention' (Lois Rich, R. 1986) Seedling K71-1M. JI (6 falls), 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled pale lavender violet, veined darker violet, edged silver, gradually paling to silver background veined violet, yellow orange signal. Seedling K69-1 C: ((Worley seedling from Marhigo seeds x 'Star At Midnight' sibling) x (Maddocks seedling x Marx seedling)) X seedling M69-9. Melrose Gardens 1986. Honorable Mention 1988.

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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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CenterofAttention03.jpgjpg CenterofAttention03.jpg manage 84 K 22 May 2014 - 20:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black
centerofattention.jpgjpg centerofattention.jpg manage 18 K 15 Jun 2010 - 03:58 Main.wilsonjh Photo by Carol Warner-Draycott Gardens
centerofattention01.JPGJPG centerofattention01.JPG manage 732 K 06 Dec 2015 - 15:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
centerofattention02.JPGJPG centerofattention02.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Dec 2017 - 13:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
centerofattention020.JPGJPG centerofattention020.JPG manage 274 K 22 Dec 2023 - 16:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
centerofattention03.jpgjpg centerofattention03.jpg manage 88 K 14 Aug 2019 - 03:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Denise Stewart
centerofattention2.gifgif centerofattention2.gif manage 39 K 20 Mar 2013 - 01:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
centerofattention3.jpgjpg centerofattention3.jpg manage 122 K 24 Jul 2019 - 01:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
centerofattention9.jpgjpg centerofattention9.jpg manage 200 K 04 Jun 2021 - 02:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
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