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■(TB) 'Faithfulness'

1983, Waltermire

'Faithfulness' (Chris Waltermire, R. 1982). Seedling# CW77-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Ruffled full violet blue (RHS 98A); white beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Sapphire Hills' X 'Full Tide'. Contemporary Gardens 1983. High Commendation 1980; Exhibition Certificate 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing FAITHFULNESS (Chris Waltermire) TB, 36" (91 cm), E·M. A sister seedling to last year's introduction, Loyal Devotion, but distinctly different in that the color is a deeper (medium) blue, it is taller and has wider candelabra branching. Extremely broad form, and there are 3 branches plus spur and 8 to 9 buds. Sdlg. CW77·1: (Sapphire Hills X Full Tide). HC 1980. $25.00. Contemporary 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.

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FaithfullnessCT.jpgjpg FaithfullnessCT.jpg manage 52 K 29 Oct 2011 - 16:17 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
FaithfulnessNN.jpgjpg FaithfulnessNN.jpg manage 33 K 06 Nov 2011 - 22:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Topic revision: r11 - 26 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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