R. 1991). Seedling 3044-1 height 40" (102 cm) Midseason late 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.
| 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
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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