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(TB) 'And Thou'

1942, Graves

'And Thou' ( Robert Graves, R. 1939) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L. 'Purissima' x 'Nêné'. Graves 1942, Fairmount 1942; AIS Highly Commended 1941; AIS Honorable Mention 1942. Medium fragrance.

Additional nursery/catalog references: Fairmount 1942; Salbach 1945; Tell 1947.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog 1942/43: AND THOU (Graves 1942) M. This iris needs no "Jug of Wine'' in order to appreciate its unusual beauty of form and color. It is a self of palest Wedgewood blue with a deeper blue flush in the center of the bloom. The large flowers are rounded in form, of very heavy substance and great lasting qualities. The base of the beard is deep blue tipped white and is in keeping with the frosty sheen of the flower. Strong sturdy stalks with good branching. An iris of general admiration by garden visitors. H. C., A. I. S. 1941. R. 90 1941. 40 in. $20.00.
From Carl Salbach catalog 1945: AND THOU (Graves). One of the new blues that has been much admired in our garden. Pale wedgewood blue with deeper flush of blue in the center of the blooms. Large, well-formed flowers of heavy substance. Greenish-yellow beard with blue undertone. Very pure and harmonious colors. Good branching stems. Hardy. 36". Mid-season. $7.50.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 95). The American Iris Society.
AND THOU: That Wedgewood blue is a must-have with me. Mrs. C. B. Broddy. “Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 104 (January 1947): 82.
American Iris Society. (n.d.). Alphabetical iris check list 1949: compiled from the records of the Registrar, Charles E.F. Gersdorff and Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Walter Colquitt, (p. 35). The American Iris Society.


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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