■(TB) 'First Violet'
, R. 1951) TB, height 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Manganese-violet self. 'Chivalry'
X 'Spanish Peaks'
. Irisnoll 1952. Honorable Mention 1953; Award of Merit 1955; American Dykes Medal 1956
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: FIRST VIOLET (DeForest '52) M-38". '56 DYKES. A superb creation in true sparkling spectrum-violet (neither red-violet nor blue-violet) without a trace of any other color to mar its fine quality. A flower of great size, with 6" ruffled flowers perfectly spaced on tall stalks. Flower parts wide and haft clean. A luscious color that seems to attract everyone. Fragrant. Chivalry X Spanish Peaks. Regularly $1.50; on $10 order $1.20; on $25 order 95c.
| From Wallace Iris Gardens catalog 1955: FIRST VIOLET- (DeForest '52) M . 38 inches. (Chivalry x Spanish Peaks). Manganese violet with blue under tones giving the impression of a rich violet self. Grand. H.M. '53. NET $20.00.
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.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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