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■(TB) 'Fountain Of Youth'

2003, Hager

'Fountain Of Youth' (Ben Hager, R. 1998) Seedling# RE5303Am. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early bloom and rebloom. Standards and style arms white; falls white around beard, blending to blue, narrow pale blue edge; beards cream white, hairs tipped yellow except at end. 'Edith Wolford' X 'Mother Earth'. Cooley 2003.

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fountain of youth 64.jpgfountain of youth 66.jpgFountainOfYouth4.jpgfountainofyouth5.jpgFountainOfYouth6.jpgfountainofyouth9.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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FountainOfYouth4.jpgjpg FountainOfYouth4.jpg manage 37 K 17 Jul 2013 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
FountainOfYouth6.jpgjpg FountainOfYouth6.jpg manage 42 K 28 Nov 2013 - 20:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
fountain_of_youth_64.jpgjpg fountain_of_youth_64.jpg manage 69 K 01 Dec 2010 - 23:13 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
fountain_of_youth_66.jpgjpg fountain_of_youth_66.jpg manage 66 K 01 Dec 2010 - 23:13 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
fountainofyouth5.jpgjpg fountainofyouth5.jpg manage 72 K 08 Nov 2013 - 19:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
fountainofyouth9.JPGJPG fountainofyouth9.JPG manage 364 K 12 Jan 2021 - 17:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r16 - 24 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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