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■(TB) 'Defiance'

1953, Tompkins

'Defiance' ( Chet Tompkins, R. 1953). TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R1, Near cardinal-red self. 'Manana' X 'Technicolor'. Fleur de Lis 1953.

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Image from 1953 Fleur de Lis Iris CatalogIntroductory Listing from 1953 Fleur de Lis Iris Catalog


From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: DEFIANCE (Tompkins 1953) M. L. 36 in. (Manana x Technicolor). A rich cardinal or near crimson red self of excellent form and heavy substance. The smooth, velvety flowers are absolutely free from marks or veinings and do not burn, fade or wilt under the most severe weather conditions. Stalks are strong and excellently branched. H.'M. 1953. 30.00.
"DEFIANCE is a dark red which is very smooth and clean. A dark beard enhances the smoothness of this flower which is nicely formed, on medium height stems--an excellent red." Waters, Don. "The Annual Meeting 1953: Early Birds Enthusiastic." A.I.S. Bulletin Number 131 (October 1953): 19. Print.


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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Defiance TB 1953 Fleur de Lis CAT.pngpng Defiance TB 1953 Fleur de Lis CAT.png manage 434 K 31 Jan 2024 - 05:19 EdenSprings Image from 1953 Fleur de Lis Iris Catalog
Defiance TB Listing 1953 Fleur de Lis CAT.pngpng Defiance TB Listing 1953 Fleur de Lis CAT.png manage 263 K 31 Jan 2024 - 05:19 EdenSprings Introductory Listing from 1953 Fleur de Lis Iris Catalog
Topic revision: r14 - 31 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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