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■(TB) 'Argentina'

1923, Mohr

'Argentina' ( William Mohr, 1923). TB. Early bloom. Color Class-W4. 'Caterina' x I.mesopotamica

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From Campos Altos catalog, 1924: ARGENTINA. Tall white Caterina seedling of unusual size and height. Has wintered and flowered well in Massachusetts, where it was much admired $15.00
"ARGENTINA (Mohr) 1924. A large, tall white Caterina seedling with gold veined haft. A fine seed parent. 50c; 3 for $1.00." [Carl Salbach Iris Catalog, Berkeley, CA, 1930]
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: ARGENTINA (Mohr). S. pure white with a few bronze and red-brown markings at the base; F. pure white prominently veined bronze and red-brown at base; orange beard; well branched. A splendid Iris, similar in size and height to Micheline Charraire but not as good because of the too prominent markings. One of the largest whites. Height 36 to 40 inches. $7.50.


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 - 2012-03-30
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