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■(TB) 'Archevêque'

1911, Vilmorin

'Archevêque' (Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, 1911) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class B9D.
Registered as an IB, now considered a TB. Diploïd. Heterozygous purple (W1w1).

See below:


Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1916, 4e série, Tome XVI, p. 78; Vilmorin 1918 catalog; 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 215; note: listed as introduced in 1903.
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: ARCHEVEQUE (Vilmorin, 1911) S. purple-violet; F. rich, deep, velvety purple. A stunning color and excelled by none in My gardens. Good grower and fine bloomer. One of the very richest coloeffects. 24-28 inch. 35c.
From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930: ARCHEVEQUE (Vilmorin, 1911). A richly colored Iris, mass effect red purple. Standards deep purple violet; falls velvety raisin purple. Fragrant. Two feet. $.25


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2012-04-04
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Archeveque.JPGJPG Archeveque.JPG manage 225 K 21 Nov 2013 - 14:06 Main.Betsy881
Archeveque2.jpgjpg Archeveque2.jpg manage 39 K 08 Sep 2013 - 11:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens,LLC
Archeveque9.jpgjpg Archeveque9.jpg manage 25 K 27 Jan 2021 - 00:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Crafton Hills Iris Farm
archeveque-jb.jpgjpg archeveque-jb.jpg manage 23 K 25 May 2013 - 19:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mike Unser
archeveque1-16.jpgjpg archeveque1-16.jpg manage 112 K 11 Jun 2016 - 21:44 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
archeveque9.JPGJPG archeveque9.JPG manage 95 K 10 Aug 2021 - 18:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r25 - 20 Nov 2022, af.83
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