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■(JI) 'Diomedes'

1992, Innerst

'Diomedes' (Sterling Innerst R. 1991). Seedling 3044-1 40" (102 cm) Late midseason bloom. Light blue, 3/4 in. dark blue edge, light yellow signal. 'Center Of Interest' X 'Reign of Glory' The Iris Pond 1992. Exhibition Certificate 1991, Honorable Mention 1995, Award of Merit 1997.

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From AIS Bulletin #285 April 1992 Introducing DIOMEDES (Innerst '92). Sdlg. 3044-1, Japanese, M, 36", 6 falls, 2 branches, 6 buds. There is nothing else even similar to the unique and electric coloring of this superb iris: sky blue with a 3/4-inch trim of navy blue. Both colors are solid. Ruffles! This spectacular iris won Best Seedling Award at shows in both Pennsylvania and Maryland in 1991. High Commendation awarded 1991. $35.00. The Iris pond.


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
Diomedes16A.jpgjpg Diomedes16A.jpg manage 67 K 11 Feb 2016 - 22:41 Main.Betsy881  
Diomedes3.jpgjpg Diomedes3.jpg manage 130 K 31 Oct 2016 - 13:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
Diomedes5.jpgjpg Diomedes5.jpg manage 51 K 25 Nov 2013 - 16:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
Diomedes_2003Jul_cl.jpgjpg Diomedes_2003Jul_cl.jpg manage 108 K 17 Aug 2009 - 17:36 Main.CButton Diomedes
Diomedes_2004Jun.jpgjpg Diomedes_2004Jun.jpg manage 87 K 12 Aug 2009 - 21:24 Main.CButton (JI) Diomedes
Diomedes_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Diomedes_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 67 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:07 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
IMG_2646-X2_diomedes.jpgjpg IMG_2646-X2_diomedes.jpg manage 376 K 20 Feb 2016 - 06:03 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
diamedes1.JPGJPG diamedes1.JPG manage 1014 K 09 Dec 2017 - 15:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
diamedes2.JPGJPG diamedes2.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Dec 2017 - 15:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
diomedes01.jpgjpg diomedes01.jpg manage 75 K 14 Aug 2014 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carol Warner-Draycott Gardens
diomedes03.JPGJPG diomedes03.JPG manage 677 K 06 Dec 2015 - 16:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
diomedes04.JPGJPG diomedes04.JPG manage 741 K 06 Dec 2015 - 16:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
diomedes05.JPGJPG diomedes05.JPG manage 1 MB 06 Dec 2015 - 16:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
diomedes4.jpgjpg diomedes4.jpg manage 25 K 15 Mar 2013 - 00:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
diomodes02.JPGJPG diomodes02.JPG manage 79 K 31 Aug 2015 - 20:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
Topic revision: r37 - 18 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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