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(TB) 'Harriet Presby'

1922, Presby

'Harriet Presby' (Frank Presby, R. 1920) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-R7M. Presby 1922; Mov. 1922; Sheets 1928; Bun. 1938; Katkamier 1938 AAA 132; Honorable Mention in AIS Bulletin 1922; AIS 14: 28. Jan. 1925.

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From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: HARRIET PRESBY (Presby 1922). S. bright violet; F. petunia-violet; haft finely reticulated orange-apricot; beard white, tipped orange. The general effect is soft, light reddish like the coloring of a cattleya orchid. Tall and vigorous in growth. 36 to 48 inches. $2.00 each.
From Sam Carpenter Garden catalog, 1927: PRESBY, HARRIET. A very tall vigorous Iris which has extra large blooms of Mrs. Alan Gray shade of pink-lilac. One of the most vigorous growers. Extra fine. We do not hesitate to recommend it. $1.80.


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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Topic revision: r9 - 28 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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