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■(TB) 'Denver Dawn'

1964, Durrance

'Denver Dawn' (John Durrance, R. 1965). Seedling 58-90. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason late bloom. Color Class V1P, Self with subtle infusion of mauve and rose. 'Pierre Menard' X Loomis plicata seedling. Long, Cooley 1964. Honorable Mention 1967.

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Photo by Exline Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1965 CooleyPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Exline Iris Garden


Awaiting original catalog description.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-11-20
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DenverDawnBJ.JPGJPG DenverDawnBJ.JPG manage 56 K 06 Feb 2012 - 19:27 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
DenverDawnEI.jpgjpg DenverDawnEI.jpg manage 43 K 11 Dec 2012 - 16:27 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
denver01.jpgjpg denver01.jpg manage 80 K 07 Jun 2015 - 02:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
denverdawn9.JPGJPG denverdawn9.JPG manage 345 K 19 Jan 2021 - 03:25 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r12 - 25 Apr 2024, DougChyz
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