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■(TB) 'Etched Vividly'

1989, Nichols

'Etched Vividly' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1985). Seedling 82115D. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards ruffled blue violet, white center, banded and dotted slightly deeper on edge; falls white ground, vividly and solidly stitched and rebanded purple, solid purple hafts, purple line extending down from center of orange blue beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Odyssey' X 'Crystal Ball'. Hillcrest Iris 1989. High Commendation 1984.

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From AIS Bulletin #272 January 1989 Introducing ETCHED VIVIDLY (H. Nichols) TB M-L 36". A ruffled white ground vividly etched blue violet plicata with class. $30.00. Hillcrest Iris Gardens.


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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