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■ (SPEC) Iris histrio var. aintabensis Bak.

1932, Baker

'Aintabensis' (George Percival Baker, 1932, Gaziantep, S. Turkey). Subgenus Hermodactyloides._Reticulata Group; 3" (8 cm), Light blue self, often deeper blue than typical form; variety distinguished by the "rice grain" bulblets it forms at the base of the bulb. Hocker 1932; 1936; [Iris histrio var. _aintabensis G. P. Baker].

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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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2009-12-11
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Topic revision: r7 - 25 Dec 2021, BobPries
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