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■(TB) 'Edenite'

1958, Plough

'Edenite' (Gordon Plough, R. 1958). Seedling 55-11-14. TB, 30" (76 cm) Early midseason bloom. Color Class RN1, Sooty red-black, brown beard. 'Great Day' x 'Sable Night'. Eden Road 1959. High Commendation 1958; Honorable Mention 1959.

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4-23-16edeniteBud.JPGEdenite TB 1959 Eden Road.pngEdenite.jpgEdenite01.JPGedenite01.jpgedenite02.JPGEdenite02.JPGedenite03.JPGedenite1.JPGedenite2.JPGedenite3.JPGEdenite4.jpgEdenite Plough 1958.jpgEdeniteEI.jpgIMG 5194-X2 edenite.jpg


From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959: Introducing EDENITE-EM. 30 in. (Great Day X Sable Night). Entire flower is deep red-black with the falls having a sooty black appearance. Flower is large with wide petals. Fertile both ways. H. C. '58. $35.00 net. Eden Road.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: EDENITE (Plough '59) EM-30". Unquestionably the finest addition to the blacks to appear in many a year. Everyone seems drawn to this compelling deep red-black with falls of an almost coal-black appearance. Large flowers with rounded form. Fortunately this is fertile both ways, as everyone will want to try it. One outstanding new Iris like this will attract more attention in your garden than a dozen ordinary sorts. JC'&O, AM'61. Great Day X Sable Night. Regularly $15; on $20 order $8.95; on $25 order $5.95.
AIS Bulletin references: 199(Oct 1970), 52


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 - 2010-08-28
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
4-23-16edeniteBud.JPGJPG 4-23-16edeniteBud.JPG manage 157 K 24 Apr 2016 - 22:00 CattleLady Edenite Bud, day before it opened.
Edenite TB 1959 Eden Road.pngpng Edenite TB 1959 Eden Road.png manage 519 K 08 Feb 2024 - 12:40 EdenSprings Image from 1959 Eden Road catalog
Edenite.jpgjpg Edenite.jpg manage 54 K 01 Feb 2011 - 18:57 IrisP  
Edenite01.JPGJPG Edenite01.JPG manage 81 K 11 Dec 2014 - 20:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Edenite02.JPGJPG Edenite02.JPG manage 132 K 15 Aug 2021 - 12:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Edenite4.jpgjpg Edenite4.jpg manage 64 K 05 Sep 2013 - 20:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
EdeniteEI.jpgjpg EdeniteEI.jpg manage 32 K 11 Dec 2012 - 20:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Edenite_Plough_1958.jpgjpg Edenite_Plough_1958.jpg manage 128 K 14 Apr 2014 - 20:08 LynDC Photo by Lyn Chappell NZ
IMG_5194-X2_edenite.jpgjpg IMG_5194-X2_edenite.jpg manage 109 K 21 Feb 2016 - 10:31 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
edenite01.jpgjpg edenite01.jpg manage 76 K 08 Jun 2015 - 13:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
edenite02.JPGJPG edenite02.JPG manage 324 K 24 Aug 2017 - 22:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
edenite03.JPGJPG edenite03.JPG manage 324 K 24 Aug 2017 - 22:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
edenite1.JPGJPG edenite1.JPG manage 472 K 10 May 2018 - 19:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
edenite2.JPGJPG edenite2.JPG manage 703 K 10 May 2018 - 19:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
edenite3.JPGJPG edenite3.JPG manage 646 K 10 May 2018 - 19:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r33 - 08 Feb 2024, EdenSprings
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