■(JI) 'R. Giskard'
( Stephen Smith
, R. 2000). Seedling. 92Sp.E.-2A. SPEC (ensata), 60" (152 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards violet (slightly redder than RHS 83B), violet purple (77A) highlights, very small; style arms violet (darker than 83B); falls violet (brighter than 83B), darker (83A) veining, narrow blue vee blending into greenish yellow signal. 'I. ensata'
X open pollination. Joe Pye Weed 2000. Honorable Mention 2004
| Awaiting original catalog description.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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