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■(JI) 'Fascination'

1926, Childs

'Fascination' (John Childs by Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1993) JI (6 falls), 36" (90 cm), Midseason bloom. Bright blue violet ground with white central zone, radiating white veins, yellow signal. Parentage unknown. Childs 1926.

note: Not to be confused with TB 'Fascination' by Cayeux 1926.

See below:
fairycarillon040.JPGfascination01.JPGfascination010.JPGfascination02.JPGfascination03.JPGfascination04.jpgfascination040.JPGfascination041.JPGFascinationChilds16.JPGFascinationChilds by JanLauritzen.jpg

References

From Gordon Ainsley Nursery catalog, 1928: FASCINATION. Double. Blue, lightly veined white, pink tinge. Beautiful variety. .40 each; doz. $4.00.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-04-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FascinationChilds16.JPGJPG FascinationChilds16.JPG manage 114 K 17 Feb 2016 - 18:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Ensata Gardens
FascinationChilds_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg FascinationChilds_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:19 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
fairycarillon040.JPGJPG fairycarillon040.JPG manage 279 K 22 Dec 2023 - 21:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
fascination01.JPGJPG fascination01.JPG manage 458 K 06 Dec 2015 - 17:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
fascination010.JPGJPG fascination010.JPG manage 380 K 28 Feb 2023 - 03:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
fascination02.JPGJPG fascination02.JPG manage 693 K 17 Feb 2016 - 00:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
fascination03.JPGJPG fascination03.JPG manage 853 K 09 Dec 2017 - 19:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
fascination04.jpgjpg fascination04.jpg manage 138 K 28 Jun 2020 - 02:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
fascination040.JPGJPG fascination040.JPG manage 158 K 22 Dec 2023 - 21:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
fascination041.JPGJPG fascination041.JPG manage 150 K 22 Dec 2023 - 21:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r21 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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