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■(TB) 'Fabian'

1868, Salter

'Fabian' (John Salter, Before 1868) TB. A smoky purple diploid. Standards lighter, very smoky, falls dark; beard yellow. Listed as obsolete in the 1939 Checklist. Found growing in Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

See below:
Fabian FV small file.jpgFabian SV small file.jpgFabian-2-doc.JPGfabian.jpgfabian00.JPGfabian01.JPGfabian02.JPGfabian2.JPGfabian7.JPGfabian70.jpgfabian71.jpgfabian72.jpgFabian9.JPGfabian9.JPGFabianPM.jpg


Awaiting original catalog description.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Fabian FV small file.jpgjpg Fabian FV small file.jpg manage 367 K 02 Feb 2024 - 20:49 FredHancock Fabian, Photo by Fred Hancock
Fabian SV small file.jpgjpg Fabian SV small file.jpg manage 381 K 02 Feb 2024 - 20:50 FredHancock Fabian, Photo by Fred Hancock
Fabian-2-doc.JPGJPG Fabian-2-doc.JPG manage 198 K 06 Jul 2014 - 00:31 DaveinPA Photo by David Prichard
Fabian9.JPGJPG Fabian9.JPG manage 28 K 07 Jul 2021 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tammy Skahan-Ozark Iris Gardens
FabianPM.jpgjpg FabianPM.jpg manage 49 K 24 Feb 2013 - 18:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Peggy Mallen
fabian.jpgjpg fabian.jpg manage 149 K 23 Jul 2019 - 19:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
fabian00.JPGJPG fabian00.JPG manage 214 K 21 Jun 2022 - 01:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
fabian01.JPGJPG fabian01.JPG manage 87 K 17 May 2018 - 15:58 Main.TLaurin Photo By Doug Coffey
fabian02.JPGJPG fabian02.JPG manage 143 K 17 May 2018 - 16:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
fabian2.JPGJPG fabian2.JPG manage 69 K 12 Sep 2013 - 15:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
fabian7.JPGJPG fabian7.JPG manage 199 K 17 May 2023 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
fabian70.jpgjpg fabian70.jpg manage 171 K 17 May 2023 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
fabian71.jpgjpg fabian71.jpg manage 174 K 17 May 2023 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
fabian72.jpgjpg fabian72.jpg manage 229 K 17 May 2023 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
fabian9.JPGJPG fabian9.JPG manage 87 K 15 Aug 2021 - 19:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r21 - 02 Feb 2024, FredHancock
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