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■(TB) 'Benton Daphne'

1945, Morris

'Benton Daphne' (Sir Cedric Morris, R. 1945) TB. Midseason bloom.

. . . Benton Daphne (Morris 1947) was a lovely pink plicata. (Anonymous, 1952).

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1957: BENTON DAPHNE (Morris '45) rose and white plicata. .75

Anonymous. (1952). Hanover Expostition 1951, Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 125(April 1952), 35.

From the AIS Bulletin, August 1945, No. 98 - 'The Irises of Cedric Morris' by N. Leslie Cave: Standards, cream heavily suffused old rose; falls, broad, deep cream with a wide margin of old rose. Beard, yellow with a white flash below it. A fine pink plicata.

From 1951 British Iris Society Yearbook: A pink plicata with rosy-purple markings on a creamy-white ground. Stems of fair height, and flowers well formed. Telling at a distance, which is unusual with plicatas generally.

From the British Iris Society checklist: TB, 32" (80 cm), midseason bloom. Classic plicata markings in 'old rose' pink. Standards suffused with creamy yellow; falls pale cream, with old rose. Introduced commercially by Wallace & Co of Tunbridge Wells.


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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