■ (TB) 'Bruno'
(Arthur John Bliss
, 1922) TB. 36", Midseason late bloom. Color Class-S6D; ('Dominion'
X unknown). Grape scented. Bliss, about 1920. Award of Merit (R.H.S.) 1929.
Nursery listings: Bliss 1920a; Wallace 1923; Bonnewitz 1924; Treholme (Sheets) 1928; Van Tubergen 1938; Katkamier 1939; Wassenberg 1939; Turbat et Cie 1939.
Additional nurseries not listed: Bonnewitz 1927; Indian Spring Farms 1927; Tip Top 1936
; Wayman 1943.
| From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: BRUNO (Bliss 1922). S. bronze, tinted and lighted with lavender, shading to yellow at the base; F. deep, rich, velvety red-purple. A Dominion Seedling of large size and rich, velvety texture. One of the best of the Dominion Seedlings as we yet know them in America. $15.00 each.
| From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: BRUNO (Bliss). Dominion Seedling. S. light heliotrope-grey, tinted bronze; F. very deep violet-purple, lighter at edge, veined white at base; orange beard. This variety has the characteristic Dominion quality. The comments and praise on Bruno during last year’s blooming season easily won for it a place as one of the three best varieties in the Dominion seedling group. The new variety, Grace Sturtevant, has even more brown in its color than Bruno and we know that all of our customers will be glad to see it. $15.00.
| Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 141). The American Iris Society.
| Gardening Illustrated 51: 630. 14 Sept. 1929.
| Journal Of The Royal Horticultural Society 53: Pt 1 p.145 Jan. 1928 trials.
| Wayman, 1943: Bruno—36 in. Originally $50.00. See color illustration, Page 24. 0.35c.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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