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■(JI) 'Dirigo Red Rocket'

2000, White

'Dirigo Red Rocket' (John White, R. 2000). 40" (107 cm), Early to late bloom. Standards medium red violet, small; style arms white, edged medium red violet; Falls medium red violet rayed white, small yellow signal surrounded by white blaze. Seedling 94JS-W6-4: (seedling 91G-R6-21: ('Hanadayu' x 'Southern Son') x seedling 92C-A1-6: ('Dirigo Delight' x Aitken seedling 86J-1-4: ('Ruby Star' x 'Asian Warrior'))) X seedling 94JS-W6-2, sibling. Pope's Perennials 2001. Honorable Mention 2004; Award of Merit 2006.

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Photo by AitkenBloom day 2Dirigo Red Rocket optPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Eartheart GardensPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Chad HarrisPhoto by Ensata GardensPhoto by Michaela LangoPhoto by Michaela LangoPhoto by Michaela LangoPhoto by Michaela LangoPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DirigoRedRocket16.JPGJPG DirigoRedRocket16.JPG manage 100 K 12 Feb 2016 - 15:06 BetsyHiggins Photo by Chad Harris
Dirigo_Red_Rocket.jpgjpg Dirigo_Red_Rocket.jpg manage 278 K 09 Jul 2013 - 15:55 Main.eclayne Bloom day 2
Dirigo_Red_Rocket_opt.jpgjpg Dirigo_Red_Rocket_opt.jpg manage 49 K 10 Jan 2010 - 04:18 Main.kathypuckett  
IMG_0110-X2_dirigo_red_rocket.jpgjpg IMG_0110-X2_dirigo_red_rocket.jpg manage 261 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:18 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
dirigo01.jpgjpg dirigo01.jpg manage 61 K 23 Apr 2015 - 19:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
dirigored01.JPGJPG dirigored01.JPG manage 725 K 06 Dec 2015 - 16:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
dirigored02.JPGJPG dirigored02.JPG manage 791 K 06 Dec 2015 - 16:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
dirigoredrocket.jpgjpg dirigoredrocket.jpg manage 33 K 15 Jun 2018 - 20:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Eartheart Gardens
dirigoredrocket01.JPGJPG dirigoredrocket01.JPG manage 1016 K 09 Dec 2017 - 16:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
dirigoredrocket3.JPGJPG dirigoredrocket3.JPG manage 77 K 19 Jun 2013 - 18:21 TerryLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
dirigoredrocket9.jpgjpg dirigoredrocket9.jpg manage 191 K 08 Jun 2021 - 15:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
dirigoredrocket90.JPGJPG dirigoredrocket90.JPG manage 236 K 15 Jun 2022 - 15:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
dirigoredrocket91.jpgjpg dirigoredrocket91.jpg manage 214 K 08 Jun 2021 - 15:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
dirigoredrocket92.jpgjpg dirigoredrocket92.jpg manage 212 K 26 Oct 2022 - 01:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
redrocket9.jpgjpg redrocket9.jpg manage 156 K 04 Jun 2021 - 02:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Topic revision: r25 - 26 Oct 2022, TerryLaurin
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