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(TB) 'Dusk'

1921, Morrison

'Dusk' (Benjamin Y. Morrison, R. 1921) TB. Late Midseason bloom. Color Class-S6L. 'Nine Wells' x 'Alcazar'.

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From Glen Road Iris Gardens catalog, 1921: DUSK (Morrison) — Large flowers of exceptionally fine form and substance, standards Deep Vinaceous to Light Vinaceous Lilac toward edge, extreme margin dark; falls velvety Dark Maroon Purple; the pale yellow style branches and orange beard are conspicuous. Height 50 in. 15.00.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: DUSK (Morrison 1920) 8.7. An exceptionally fine variety in the same class as Ambassadeur. S. lavender; F. velvety-maroon purple, enhanced by a glow of orange from the center. 48 inches. $4.00 each.


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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