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■(TB) 'Florentine'

1937, Cayeux

'Florentine' (Ferdinand Cayeux, 1937) Tb. Midseason bloom. Color Class W8M. 'Chaldee' x "Sigurd". Cayeux 1937. Cetificate of Merit and Special Prize, S.N.H.F. 1937.

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Bulletin de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1937, 6e série, Tome IV, p. 173.
Vilmorin-Andrieux catalog: 1938, p.4.
From Carl Salbach catalog 1941: FLORENTINE. A new blue-toned plicata that deserves to be ranked with the best of the plicatas. The ground color is white, and both standards and falls are evenly dotted and lined with clear lilac mauve. Blooms of large size and good form, and are freely produced. Very beautiful and distinct. Received several French awards. Mid-season. 30". $6.00.
This appeals to me far more than the more heavily colored Cayeux plicatas. Fishburn, Junius P. (1940), Survey of 1940 Iris Season, American Iris Society Bulletin 78 (July 1940), 54.
A peppered blue plicata which is lovely when viewed as a specimen stalk. Loses garden value when viewed from a distance. Douglas, Geddes (1942). More Variety Comments, 1942. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88 (January 1943), 62.


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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Florentine01.JPGJPG Florentine01.JPG manage 50 K 12 Dec 2014 - 01:28 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Florentine02.JPGJPG Florentine02.JPG manage 84 K 16 Aug 2021 - 18:36 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Florentine03.JPGJPG Florentine03.JPG manage 168 K 25 Aug 2016 - 15:24 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
FlorentineBHI.JPGJPG FlorentineBHI.JPG manage 71 K 18 Nov 2011 - 15:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Florentine_DSCF1017.JPGJPG Florentine_DSCF1017.JPG manage 763 K 02 Jun 2016 - 04:18 Main.rshadlow taken at Presby Iris Gardens
IMG_7438.jpgjpg IMG_7438.jpg manage 318 K 21 Dec 2018 - 02:01 UnknownUser Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
IMG_7440.jpgjpg IMG_7440.jpg manage 380 K 21 Dec 2018 - 02:02 UnknownUser Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
florentine-jb.jpgjpg florentine-jb.jpg manage 24 K 17 Feb 2013 - 21:35 Main.Harloiris photo Mike Unser
florentine01.JPGJPG florentine01.JPG manage 848 K 15 May 2018 - 01:07 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
florentine02.JPGJPG florentine02.JPG manage 587 K 15 May 2018 - 01:10 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
florentine03.JPGJPG florentine03.JPG manage 583 K 15 May 2018 - 01:13 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
florentine9.JPGJPG florentine9.JPG manage 131 K 18 Jul 2022 - 01:07 UnknownUser Photo by Mike Unser
florentine90.JPGJPG florentine90.JPG manage 105 K 18 Jul 2022 - 01:08 UnknownUser Photo by Mike Unser
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