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(TB) 'Duc De Nemours'

'Duc De Nemours' - Florist & Pomologist 1884; grown by Vilmorin 1921. A synonym for 'Duchesse de Nemours'. 'Duchesse de Nemours' lists 'Duc de Nemours' as a synonym. Descriptions are similar, but not exact, so they could be the same cultivar, a variation thereof or different cultivars.

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From Rainbow Gardens catlog, 1917: DUC DE NEMOURS. Purple edged white; an excellent variety. 26 in. 15c.
From Deans Iris Garden catalog, 1915/16: DUC DE NEMOURS. S. white, F. violet, edged and reticulated white. 2 ft. Each, 15c; doz.1.50.
From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: DUC DE NEMOURS— (Am.) A fitting companion for the charming Duchesse de Nemours. S. snow-white with the least stippling of violet at base; F. snow-white strongly netted violet, but with not so much color as the Duchesse; style arms white with a trace of violet washed on tips. Beautifully formed flowers, compact rounded form. All divisions short and broad, F. drooping. Twenty-seven inches. 15¢


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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