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■(TB) 'Charter Oak'

1980, Gadd

'Charter Oak' (Fred Gadd, R. 1979). Seedling# 41-73. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled dark purple self; bronze beard. (1989 Description of beard changed to dark purple tipped blue).'Yankee Maid' X 'Night Owl'. Wethersfield Iris 1980. Honorable Mention 1983; Favorite Guest 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #237 April 1980 Introducing CHARTER OAK (Gadd '80). Sdlg. 41-73. TB, 34" (86 cm), M. Ruffled dark purple self; bronze beard. Yankee Maid X Night Owl. Named after Connecticut's famous Oak of Revolutionary days. $25.00. Wethersfield Iris Garden.


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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