■(TB) 'Harriet Thoreau'
, R. 1944) TB. Midseason bloom.Color Class-R7L.
Honorable Mention 1945.
| From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1944: Harriet Thoreau (Cook No. 6239, 1944). A delightful orchid pink self of individuality and style. Traits all of the best: the stems tall and strong; the flowers large and of substantial build; color clear, an effect enhanced by a splendid texture; flower form the more lovely from a slight waving of the segments. As a seedling this Iris has always easily survived the yearly comparisons and sortings, and each time has emerged as a distinct and thoroughly satisfying variety. Detail: S. domed, Pale Hortense Violet; F. wide, semi-flaring, Pale to Light Amparo Purple; beards, Light Cadmium, paler at outer end. Flower: 5 inches x 5 inches, the parts in good proportion. Stem: 38 inches tall, branched from middle up, and carrying 7-8 flowers. Plant of strong growth and blooming habit. Midseason. $10.00.
| From Western Iris Gardens, 1948: HARRIET THOREAU (Cook, 1944). M. 38". An orchid pink, self, clear and bright. Beautiful in form and heavy substance, individual in style, with long bloom period. HM 1945. $5.00.
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.
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