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■(JI) 'Hisakata'

1950, Marx

'Hisakata' (Walter Marx, R. 1950) Import. JI (double), 51" (130 cm), Very late bloom. Midnight-blue. Translation: Lofty Heaven.

1939 AIS Check List attributes Hisakata to Chugai Nursery, 1928.

See below:

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: HISAKATA (Lofty Heaven) Each $3.00. This massive midnight blue is unsurpassed in its color class. The bright yellow signals are bordered by brilliant indigo blue which shades out to the dominant bluish violet of deepest hue. The 10 to 11 inch flowers exhibit just about everything one could desire. Very late. Height 4½ feet.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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Hisakata from Marx catalog.jpgjpg Hisakata from Marx catalog.jpg manage 375 K 27 Aug 2023 - 19:55 RobertRPries Hisakata from Marx catalog
P6200008.JPGJPG P6200008.JPG manage 2 MB 16 Oct 2017 - 19:49 Main.katbrat Japanese Iris Hisakata
P6200008bh.JPGJPG P6200008bh.JPG manage 966 K 17 Oct 2017 - 13:19 Main.Betsy881 Detail of Katbrat photo
hisakata01.JPGJPG hisakata01.JPG manage 679 K 06 Mar 2018 - 15:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
Topic revision: r9 - 28 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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