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■(SIB) 'Illini Charm'

1975, Varner

'Illini Charm' (Steve Varner, R. 1974). Seedling V273. SIB, 24" (61 cm), Early to late bloom. Light wine and lilac. Sensenbach #6 X 'Tealwood'. Illini Iris 1975. High Commendation 1974; Honorable Mention 1976.

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photo by Jim Wilson, Kentuckyphoto by Jim Wilson, KentuckyPhoto by Tranquil Lake NurseryPhoto by Sans Souci NurseryPhoto by Verna Laurin -1974 AIS Convention-Blocher Garden


From AIS Bulletin #217 April 1975 Introducing ILLINI CHARM. Sdlg. V273, 24", VE-M. (Sensenbach 6 X Tealwood). This early, low, flared light wine-lilac with white signal is truly a charm. A new color combination with the grace of butterflies. One branch and 4 buds. HC '74. Net $25.00. Illini Iris.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 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, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IlliniCharm1.jpgjpg IlliniCharm1.jpg manage 24 K 15 Jun 2016 - 18:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
IlliniCharm3.jpgjpg IlliniCharm3.jpg manage 78 K 25 Nov 2013 - 20:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
Illini_Charm.jpgjpg Illini_Charm.jpg manage 52 K 15 May 2010 - 22:25 Main.wilsonjh photo by Jim Wilson, Kentucky
Illini_Charm_clump_2.jpgjpg Illini_Charm_clump_2.jpg manage 71 K 15 May 2010 - 22:28 Main.wilsonjh photo by Jim Wilson, Kentucky
illinicharm9.JPGJPG illinicharm9.JPG manage 236 K 06 Mar 2023 - 15:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin -1974 AIS Convention-Blocher Garden
Topic revision: r13 - 31 Jul 2023, DougChyz
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