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■(TB) 'First Violet'

1952, DeForest

'First Violet' Fred DeForest, 1952) TB. 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Manganese-violet self. 'Chivalry' X 'Spanish Peaks'. Irisnoll 1952. Honorable Mention 1953; Judge's Choice 1953; Judge's Choice 1954; Award of Merit 1955; American Dykes Medal 1956.

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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

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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First Violet TB Fred <a class="foswikiNewLink" href="/bin/edit/TbFthruJ/DeForest?topicparent=TbFthruJ.TbFirstViolet" rel="nofollow" title="Create this topic">DeForest</a> 1952.jpgjpg First Violet TB Fred DeForest 1952.jpg manage 356 K 12 Mar 2021 - 20:21 Main.georgebacon George Bacon - Breezeway Iris Garden
First-Violet9.jpgjpg First-Violet9.jpg manage 36 K 30 Oct 2021 - 01:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
First-Violet90.jpgjpg First-Violet90.jpg manage 33 K 30 Oct 2021 - 01:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
FirstViolet01.JPGJPG FirstViolet01.JPG manage 54 K 12 Dec 2014 - 01:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FirstViolet02.JPGJPG FirstViolet02.JPG manage 73 K 16 Aug 2021 - 03:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FirstViolet04.JPGJPG FirstViolet04.JPG manage 155 K 25 Aug 2016 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
FirstViolet12BHI.jpgjpg FirstViolet12BHI.jpg manage 75 K 18 Apr 2012 - 23:00 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FirstViolet51DeForest.JPGJPG FirstViolet51DeForest.JPG manage 55 K 14 May 2010 - 17:15 KentPfeiffer Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
FirstVioletDeforrestkp.JPGJPG FirstVioletDeforrestkp.JPG manage 52 K 12 Jan 2011 - 20:08 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010
FirstVioletEI.jpgjpg FirstVioletEI.jpg manage 36 K 12 Dec 2012 - 19:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
FirstVioletkp12.JPGJPG FirstVioletkp12.JPG manage 69 K 31 May 2012 - 14:27 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on April 24, 2012
first-violet1-16.jpgjpg first-violet1-16.jpg manage 154 K 21 Aug 2016 - 06:26 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
first03.jpgjpg first03.jpg manage 78 K 08 Jun 2015 - 22:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
firstviloet9.JPGJPG firstviloet9.JPG manage 382 K 19 Feb 2021 - 16:22 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1962 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
firstviolet01.jpgjpg firstviolet01.jpg manage 50 K 21 Aug 2014 - 16:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
firstviolet02.jpgjpg firstviolet02.jpg manage 89 K 05 Jun 2014 - 20:23 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
firstviolet03.jpgjpg firstviolet03.jpg manage 67 K 21 Jul 2014 - 22:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
Topic revision: r40 - 27 Aug 2022, Harloiris
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