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■ (SPEC) 'Cantab'

1925, Bowles

'Cantab'. (Edward Augustus Bowles, about 1925). Section Hermodactyloides. Reticulata Section; 5" (13 cm), Flower diameter 2" (2.5 cm), Color Class-B3L; light blue bicolor. Falls shaded and veined slightly darker than standards, with a white signal blotch to either side of a central golden ridge. Probably introduced by Chapman 1915. Iris reticulata. M. Bieb..

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cantab01.JPGcantab5.JPGcantab50.JPGcantab51.JPGcantab9.JPGcantab90.JPGcantab in pot  4389 neth.jpgIris-reticulata-181.jpgiriscantab01.jpg


Awaiting original catalog description


Culture of Reticulata Group Irises

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some 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 good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Iris-reticulata-181.jpgjpg Iris-reticulata-181.jpg manage 135 K 21 Jan 2015 - 14:54 BobPries Todd Boland photo
cantab01.JPGJPG cantab01.JPG manage 580 K 04 Aug 2018 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cantab5.JPGJPG cantab5.JPG manage 35 K 29 Sep 2023 - 20:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrad's Herbal-United Kingdom
cantab50.JPGJPG cantab50.JPG manage 19 K 29 Sep 2023 - 20:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrad's Herbal-United Kingdom
cantab51.JPGJPG cantab51.JPG manage 32 K 03 Oct 2023 - 19:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrad's Herbal-United Kingdom
cantab9.JPGJPG cantab9.JPG manage 44 K 09 May 2022 - 02:19 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Dorothy Willott slide collection
cantab90.JPGJPG cantab90.JPG manage 34 K 09 May 2022 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Dorothy Willott slide collection
cantab_in_pot__4389_neth.jpgjpg cantab_in_pot__4389_neth.jpg manage 96 K 21 Jan 2014 - 19:15 BobPries Courtesy KAVB
iriscantab01.jpgjpg iriscantab01.jpg manage 63 K 13 Jul 2015 - 15:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Skelmersdale-Broadleigh Gardens-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r17 - 03 Oct 2023, TLaurin
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