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■(JI) 'Rafferty'

2000, Bauer/Coble

'Rafferty' (Bob Bauer and John Coble, R. 2000). Seedling J92AA-3. JI (6-9 Falls.), 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. . Lavender pink darkest in center and lightening at edge; style arms cream lavender, crests lavender; stamens often producing dark lavender pink petaloids. Seedling J86Q-1: ('Pink Bunny' x seedling J84J-6: ('Kyokko' x self)) X seedling J90K-1: (seedling J88B-1: (('Kyokko' x self) x ('Kyokko' x 'Rose Prelude')) x seedling J86DD-1: (('Kyokko' x self) x ( 'Kyokko' x 'Rose Prelude'))). Ensata Gardens 2000. Honorable Mention 2004.

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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
Rafferty--Betsy_Higgins_photo.jpgjpg Rafferty--Betsy_Higgins_photo.jpg manage 107 K 12 Aug 2009 - 19:42 UnknownUser 'Rafferty' a Betsy Higgins photo
Rafferty01.jpgjpg Rafferty01.jpg manage 66 K 27 Mar 2015 - 13:19 UnknownUser Photo by AIS Archives
Rafferty3.JPGJPG Rafferty3.JPG manage 72 K 19 Jun 2013 - 22:00 UnknownUser Photo by Ensata Gardens
rafferty01.JPGJPG rafferty01.JPG manage 1 MB 11 Dec 2017 - 19:46 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
rafferty2.jpgjpg rafferty2.jpg manage 26 K 15 Mar 2013 - 20:43 UnknownUser Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
Topic revision: r20 - 07 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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