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■(TB) 'Allegiance'

1958, Cook

'Allegiance' ( Paul Cook, R. 1957). Seedling 7854. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B3D, Standards violet-ultramarine, Falls Roslyn blue; beard medium blue, tipped yellow. 'Dark Boatman' X seedling 11752: (( 'Distance' x blue seedling) x 'Pierre Menard'). Longfield 1958. Honorable Mention 1958; Judges' Choice 1958, 1959; Award of Merit 1960; American Dykes Medal 1964.

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From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1958: ALLEGIANCE (Cook No. 7854) (Dark Boatman x blue # 11752 (blue seedling x Pierre Menard)). H.C., 1957. One of the finest Iris Mr. Cook has ever introduced. A beautiful ruffled very blue, navy blue Iris. The falls have an overlay of velvet; the standards are silky and lustrous. The beards are medium blue tipped Lemon Chrome. The flowers are large 6 x 5-1/2 wide petalled, of excellent form, with heavy substance. The color is even and solid, deep into the throat. This has attracted much attention where ever it has been seen. Late. 40 inches. $25.00.
ALLEGIANCE (P. Cook '58) This is still the bluest of the ultra-dark blue irises. In our opinion it is fully deserving of all its honors. The standard of comparison for dark blues. Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 87.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-22
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Allegiance TB Paul Cook 1958.jpgjpg Allegiance TB Paul Cook 1958.jpg manage 1 MB 22 Dec 2019 - 03:51 Main.georgebacon Photo By George Bacon, Breezeway Iris Garden
Allegiance01.JPGJPG Allegiance01.JPG manage 72 K 20 Nov 2014 - 04:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Allegiance010.JPGJPG Allegiance010.JPG manage 79 K 10 Aug 2021 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Allegiance02.jpgjpg Allegiance02.jpg manage 85 K 30 May 2014 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Allegiance03.jpgjpg Allegiance03.jpg manage 68 K 30 May 2014 - 21:49 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
AllegianceCook57.JPGJPG AllegianceCook57.JPG manage 72 K 06 Jun 2010 - 02:45 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
AllegianceRT.jpgjpg AllegianceRT.jpg manage 43 K 22 Jan 2012 - 14:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Allgiance__Cook_1957_N1_DM_1964.jpgjpg Allgiance__Cook_1957_N1_DM_1964.jpg manage 73 K 22 Dec 2009 - 11:03 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
allegianc03.jpgjpg allegianc03.jpg manage 77 K 04 May 2015 - 11:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
allegiance01.jpgjpg allegiance01.jpg manage 52 K 21 Aug 2014 - 01:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
allegiance02.JPGJPG allegiance02.JPG manage 47 K 31 Dec 2014 - 14:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
allegiance03.JPGJPG allegiance03.JPG manage 62 K 20 Jul 2015 - 02:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
allegiance04.jpgjpg allegiance04.jpg manage 61 K 21 Jul 2014 - 19:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
allegiance05.JPGJPG allegiance05.JPG manage 69 K 23 Aug 2015 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Across Iris Lanes Garden
allegiance06.JPGJPG allegiance06.JPG manage 136 K 02 Apr 2019 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
allegiance07.JPGJPG allegiance07.JPG manage 182 K 22 Aug 2020 - 20:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
allegiance1.jpgjpg allegiance1.jpg manage 72 K 25 Jun 2017 - 01:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andi Rivarola
allegiance2.jpgjpg allegiance2.jpg manage 119 K 26 Apr 2020 - 21:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
allegiance3.jpgjpg allegiance3.jpg manage 119 K 21 May 2020 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
allegiance7.JPGJPG allegiance7.JPG manage 233 K 23 Feb 2020 - 21:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
allegiance8.JPGJPG allegiance8.JPG manage 197 K 23 Feb 2020 - 21:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
allegiance9.JPGJPG allegiance9.JPG manage 204 K 23 Feb 2020 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
allegiance_cook.jpgjpg allegiance_cook.jpg manage 55 K 21 Jan 2010 - 16:08 Main.avmoran  
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