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■(TB) 'Eros'

1934, Mead-Riedel

'Eros' (Mrs. Franklin B. Mead- J.M.E. Riedel, R. 1931) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class S9M. 'Aphrodite' x 'Vesper Gold'.

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Eros (Mead-Riedel, 1934). A glorious pink blend and without a doubt one of the loveliest and most pleasing Iris ever introduced. It has a silky texture, a large shapely flower on a 42-inch stem with an iridescence of shadings from Vinaceous through Carthaginian Pink, pinkish Vinaceous to Hydrangea Pink with much warm yellow at the haft and deep yellow beard. All of this delightful coloring results in a definite garden effect of salmon pink. It has had as high as 12 flowers to a stem. Very fragrant. Very vigorous and a fast multiplier. $15.00. Longfield Iris Farm Catalog, 1934.
'Eros' (Mead-Reidel, 1934). A beautiful salmon pink self. It has an undertone of yellow. Tall and exquisite in color and well deserves its H.M. A.I.S. which it received in 1934. 42 inches. Mabel Carey Tobie, “Iris Notes on Mrs. Thomas Nesmith’s Collection,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society No. 59 (October 1935): 59.


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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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-10-23
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Eros_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Eros_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 67 K 23 Oct 2010 - 07:16 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
eros01.JPGJPG eros01.JPG manage 645 K 11 May 2018 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
eros02.JPGJPG eros02.JPG manage 619 K 11 May 2018 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
eros03.JPGJPG eros03.JPG manage 619 K 11 May 2018 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
eros04.JPGJPG eros04.JPG manage 532 K 11 May 2018 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
eros05.JPGJPG eros05.JPG manage 137 K 16 Dec 2021 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
eros09.JPGJPG eros09.JPG manage 216 K 08 Dec 2021 - 16:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2014 Hudson Valley Iris & Daylily Society Spring Weekend
eros1-16.jpgjpg eros1-16.jpg manage 240 K 21 Aug 2016 - 06:23 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
eros1-1616.jpgjpg eros1-1616.jpg manage 41 K 21 Aug 2016 - 11:04 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
eros9.JPGJPG eros9.JPG manage 98 K 15 Aug 2021 - 14:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 16 Dec 2021, TLaurin
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