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■(JI) 'Dappled Dragon'

1969, Payne

'Dappled Dragon' (W. Arlie Payne, R. 1965) Seedling 881. JI, 39" (99 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards raisin-purple, dappled white; large violet halo. 712 (340 x 'Scherzo') X 106F3 ('Ai -fukurin' x 'Fuzan-hisetsu'). Payne 1969.

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Photo scanned from the 1991 Ensata Gardens catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.


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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.

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IMG_0543-X2_dappled_dragon.jpgjpg IMG_0543-X2_dappled_dragon.jpg manage 164 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:50 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
dappleddragon1.JPGJPG dappleddragon1.JPG manage 138 K 27 May 2020 - 19:55 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Ensata Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
dappleddragon5.JPGJPG dappleddragon5.JPG manage 230 K 22 Dec 2023 - 20:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r10 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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