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■(JI) 'Narihira'

1992, Hirao

'Narihira' (Shuichi Hirao by Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1992) JI (6 falls), 39" (100 cm), Midseason bloom. Deep velvety red purple. Parentage unknown. Hirao 1960.

See below:

Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collectionPhoto by Harbour Breezes Daylilies   Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-CanadaPhoto scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collectionPhoto by Betsy Higgins


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
Narihira01.jpgjpg Narihira01.jpg manage 60 K 07 Sep 2014 - 20:41 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
Narihiri02.jpgjpg Narihiri02.jpg manage 701 K 18 Jun 2016 - 16:47 BetsyHiggins Photo by Betsy Higgins
narihira01.JPGJPG narihira01.JPG manage 96 K 31 Aug 2015 - 21:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
narihira4.JPGJPG narihira4.JPG manage 78 K 03 Mar 2020 - 15:32 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
Topic revision: r13 - 18 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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