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■(JI) 'Epimetheus'

1992, Innerst

'Epimetheus' ( Sterling Innerst, R. 1991) Seedling 3042-2. JI (6 falls), 40" (102 cm), Midseason late bloom. Wine purple, splashed and speckled white lavender-purple pink. 'Dark Sea' X 'Japanese Sandman'. Iris Pond 1992. Honorable Mention 1996, Award of Merit 2000, Payne Medal 2004.

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Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies   Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-CanadaPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Sans Souci Nurseryphoto by Carol WarnerPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Pilmore GardensPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.


From AIS Bulletin #285 April 1992 Introducing EPIMETHEUS (Innerst '92). Sdlg. 3042-2,Japanese, M, 36", 6 falls, 2 branches, 6 buds. Deep maroon self with riotous array of white, lavender and purple splashes and speckles. Not for those who are timid, it is an iris of great splendor and elegance. An outstanding grower and marvelously floriferous. $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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-04-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Epimetheus3.jpgjpg Epimetheus3.jpg manage 217 K 25 Nov 2013 - 16:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
Epthemius4.jpgjpg Epthemius4.jpg manage 168 K 31 Oct 2016 - 13:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
IMG_0134-X2_epimetheus.jpgjpg IMG_0134-X2_epimetheus.jpg manage 265 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:20 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
epimetheus01.JPGJPG epimetheus01.JPG manage 153 K 31 Aug 2015 - 20:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
epimetheus2.jpgjpg epimetheus2.jpg manage 31 K 15 Mar 2013 - 01:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
epimethius.jpgjpg epimethius.jpg manage 19 K 15 Jun 2010 - 04:01 Main.wilsonjh photo by Carol Warner
epimethius02.JPGJPG epimethius02.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Dec 2017 - 16:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
epimethus020.JPGJPG epimethus020.JPG manage 230 K 22 Dec 2023 - 20:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r20 - 22 Dec 2023, TerryLaurin
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