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■(TB) 'Evelyn Benson'

1931, Murrell

'Evelyn Benson' (Olive Murrell, R. 1931) TB. Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-S9M. Orpington Nursuries 1931; Wassenberg 1938; ( 'Imperator' x 'Aphrodite'); Silver Medal-The Iris Society(England) 1931; Award of Merit (R.H.S.) 1938.

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References:

From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1937: EVELVN BENSON (Mur. 1931) M. 39 in. A rosy carmine self warmed by an influence of yellow and finished with a metalic sheen. Smooth, well rounded form. 75c
 
 


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- DavidPotembski - 2013-05-02
  • stem height, poor clay soil 75cm/29.5", 4-5 buds per stem -- DaveinPA - 02 Jun 2020
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Topic revision: r9 - 23 Jan 2022, BrewItt
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