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■(JI) 'Shiro-Nihonkai'

1993, Hirao

'Shiro-Nihonkai' (Shuichi Hirao by Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1993) JI (6 Falls), 33" (85 cm), Midseason bloom. White ground tinted lavender with variable violet (RHS 87A) splashes and iridescent sparkle overall; style arms white with blue violet midrib. Parentage unknown. Hirao prior to 1985.

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Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-05-13
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Topic revision: r6 - 06 Jul 2023, TerryLaurin
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