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■(TB) 'Clio'

1863, Verdier

'Clio' (Phillipe Verdier, 1863) TB. 42", Early bloom. Color Class B3L. Slight fragrance. Variety superseded.

Please note: the picture shows a neglecta while the text below describes a self!

See below:


CLIO 73 (1863) E. 78 G. 82 42" M. S. Very light steel blue self; light orange beard. On the lines of and in a class with Princess Beatrice for mass planting and border effect. Vigorous and very free flowering. 35c. [73=Rating by AIS, fairly good; E. 78=Exhibition rating good; G. 82=Garden rating, very good; M=Midseason bloom. (Treholme 1928, p. 18). Treholme Gardens. (1928). New, rare & good old irises 1928: From the private collection of Earl Wooddell Sheets. . [[][Catalog].
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 168). The American Iris Society.

Nursery Listings

Dauvesse 1892; Farr 1912; Francis (Oldown) 1920; Sheets (Treholme) 1928; Katkamier 1939


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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