■(TB) 'Exotic Blue'
(L. Fitz Randolph
, R. 1957). Seedling 51-223-5. TB, 28" (71 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-VB1L, Light lavender-blue self, with darker center; brown beard, tipped blue. ('Mata Hari'
x 'Black Forest'
) x 'Wedgwood'
. Randolph 1958.
Awards: High Commendation 1957; Honorable Mention 1958; Judges' Choice 1958, 1959.
| From AIS Bulletin #150, July 1958. Introducing EXOTIC BLUE. $15.00. Lavender blue tinged with greenish brown, having a heavy matching beard which accentuates its exotic charm. 32". H.C. 1957. Runner-up for the President's Cup at the 1958 Annual Meeting. Randolph.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: EXOTIC BLUE (Randolph '58) EM-34". From our AIS President, Dr. Randolph, comes this hybridizer's dream come true. Of such spontaneous appeal it was runner-up for President's Cup the year it was introduced. Yes, it's exotic & quite different. A distinctive blend of lilac blue and greenish brown, with a matching olive-tipped brown beard. A connoisseur's Iris that defies comparison. Mata Hari x Black Forest X White Wedgewood. JC'59. Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $2.95; on $25 order $1.95.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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