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■(JI) 'Matsuzaka Tsukasa'

1994, Society for Japanese Irises

'Matsuzaka Tsukasa' (Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1994) JI (3 Falls), 27" (70 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white, edged red violet; style arms white, red violet on crests; Falls red violet, large white veins. Parentage unknown. Old Edo variety from Meijci period (1869-1912).

(Registered by Chad Harris, R. 2022) JI (3 F.), 30" (76 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards white, banded red-violet (RHS 77A); style arms white, white lightly edged red-violet crests, very toothed/feathered; falls deep red-violet, white rays, bright gold-yellow signal, strong raised central line; Ise style, pendant form, crepe texture, 2n=25 aneuploid. Parentage unknown. Unknown in Japan, before 1940.

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Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
matsuzaka9.JPGJPG matsuzaka9.JPG manage 239 K 16 Jan 2023 - 20:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
matsuzaka90.JPGJPG matsuzaka90.JPG manage 231 K 16 Jan 2023 - 20:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r10 - 20 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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