■(TB) 'Deep Space'
, R. 1961). Seedling 58-121. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason to very late bloom. Color Class-B1D, Indigo-blue self; self beard. (('Consolation'
) x ('Down Beat'
x 'Mountain Music'
)) X 'Dark Boatman'
. Fleur de Lis 1961.
| From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: DEEP SPACE (Tomp. '61) M.L. 40 in. (Consolation x Columbia) x (Down Beat x Mountain Music)) x Dark Boatman. This has large, broad petaled, beautifully formed flowers of richest indigo blue. There is absolutely no veining or haft marks of any kind to mar its smoothness and a bright indigo beard adds to its rich purity. H.M. 1962. NET 15.00.
| DEEP SPACE (Tompkins '61) One of the very dark irises that has a predominantly blue tone. Fine in every respect and, like ALLEGIANCE, it is blue. Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 87.
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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