■(TB) 'Dotted Swiss'
, R. 1956). Seedling 52-110. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Color Class-W2, White-ground plicata, marked blue. Four generations of blue and white plicata breeding X 5 generations of ( 'Quivera'
) with yellow plicata, 'Jake'
and 'Flora Zenor'
added. Sass 1956. High Commendation 1955; Honorable Mention 1956; Judges' Choice 1957; Award of Merit 1958.
| From Sass catalog, 1956: DOTTED SWISS-A Blue and White Plicata heavily marked clear medium Blue. H.C. 1955. 35". $25.00
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: DOTTED SWISS (Sass '56) EM-36". Widely heralded large blue plicata everyone seems to want. A gorgeous flower, with the white ground sanded & dotted in a clear shade of pastel blue. A very showy connoisseur's Iris, much used by the breeders. Already its pollen has yielded the new Crown Point & Full Circle. JC'57, AM-58. Regularly $3.00; on $10 order $1.95; on $25 order $1.40; 3 for $4.00.
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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