■(TB) 'Alexia'

2006, Bartlett

'Alexia' (Cy Bartlett, R. 2003). Seedling PI-HTB 1. TB, height 36" (91 cm), Mid bloom season. Ruffled greyed medium blue; beards pale grey, yellow in throat; slight fragrance. 'Indigo Princess' X 'Honky Tonk Blues'. Sutton 2006. British Dykes Medal 2006

Note: While the Iris Register entry for several irises list 'Alexia' or 'Alexia' seedling as a parent, the dates of registry for many of these cultivars predated substantially the 'Alexia' linked above. More likely there was an earlier 'Alexia', not currently listed in the Iris Encyclopedia. Thank you Barbara Mann for noticing this discrepancy and suggesting the solution.

See below:



Awaiting original catalog description


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 - 21 Apr 2019

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Alexia.JPGJPG Alexia.JPG manage 68 K 10 Apr 2010 - 01:40 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
Alexiabh.JPGJPG Alexiabh.JPG manage 22 K 12 Dec 2016 - 15:40 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
alexia01.jpgjpg alexia01.jpg manage 68 K 24 Feb 2016 - 04:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
alexia2.jpgjpg alexia2.jpg manage 83 K 04 Aug 2013 - 20:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
alexia3.JPGJPG alexia3.JPG manage 128 K 26 May 2021 - 20:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham taken at Sutton's Iris Gardens
alexia4.JPGJPG alexia4.JPG manage 133 K 18 Jun 2021 - 11:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
Topic revision: r16 - 04 Dec 2021, BobPries
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