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■(TB) 'Chuck Waltermire'

1985, Waltermire

'Chuck Waltermire' (Chris Waltermire, R. 1984). Seedling# CW 79-1. TB, 30-31" (76-79 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled full violet blue; bronze beard tipped violet; slight sweet fragrance. 'Full Tide' X 'Five Star Admiral'. Contemporary Gardens 1985. Exhibition Certificate 1983; High Commendation 1984; Exhibition Certificate 1984; Honorable Mention 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing CHUCK WALTERMIRE (Chrts Waltermire) TB, 31", M. Continuing in the quest for the finest full blue available, this seedling has consistently proven itself worthy to be named by Chris for her late husband. A full true violet-blue with moderate ruffling, precise but simply applied. Beards are bronze tipped violet. Satin sheen adds to the overall harmony and elegance of the blossoms. Superb branching with 3 well-spaced branches carrying 7-8 buds. SUght sweet fragrance. Healthy, husky p[ant habits and vigor. As was the man for whom iris named, this introduction is very speciaL Sdig. CW79-1: Full Tide X Five Star Admiral. 2 EC's 1984; HC 1984. $25.00. Contemporary Gardens.


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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