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■(TB) 'Helen Collingwood'

1950, Smith

'Helen Collingwood'. (Kenneth D. Smith, R. 1949) TB. Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R3D, 40" (101 cm). 'Extravaganza' X 'Louise Blake'. Honorable Mention 1950, Award of Merit 1952. Smith 1950.

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From AIS Bulletin #117, April 1950. Introducing HELEN COLLINGWOOD (1949). A truly brilliant creation in the neglecta class. Well branched 40 inch stalks with light lavender standards and brilliant violet purple falls. Entirely different. 4 branches. Late midseason. $25.00. K.D. Smith.
From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: HELEN COLLINGWOOD. (K. Smith, '49). M. (Extravaganza x Louise Blake). Beautiful, superb neglecta. Almost an amoena --will be highly useful for hybridizing, surely. H. M. 1950. Award Merit, '52. $6.00.
From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1955: "A very brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are light lavender, the falls bright violet-purple .. a decided contrast. Stalks are 40 inches tall, sturdy and vigorous."
'Helen Collingwood' is a very hardy variety, well known to be a good survivor of neglect and hence likely to be passed around over the decades. It helps that she is quite lovely and a ready bloomer, giving her much garden value. Understandably she often shows up looking for a name. -- MikeUnser - 2014-05-11


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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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-22
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HelenCollingwood01.JPGJPG HelenCollingwood01.JPG manage 54 K 24 Nov 2014 - 20:30 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HelenCollingwood02.jpgjpg HelenCollingwood02.jpg manage 65 K 26 Mar 2014 - 22:18 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
HelenCollingwood03.jpgjpg HelenCollingwood03.jpg manage 72 K 26 Mar 2014 - 22:19 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
HelenCollingwood04.JPEGJPEG HelenCollingwood04.JPEG manage 30 K 10 May 2014 - 16:08 UnknownUser Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
HelenCollingwood1.JPGJPG HelenCollingwood1.JPG manage 132 K 25 Aug 2016 - 18:57 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
HelenCollingwood12BHI.jpgjpg HelenCollingwood12BHI.jpg manage 63 K 21 Apr 2012 - 16:58 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HelenCollingwoodIG.jpgjpg HelenCollingwoodIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 21:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
Helen_Collingwood.jpgjpg Helen_Collingwood.jpg manage 59 K 16 Feb 2011 - 18:17 IrisP  
Helen_Collingwood_2_K._Smith_1949.jpgjpg Helen_Collingwood_2_K._Smith_1949.jpg manage 65 K 11 Dec 2010 - 07:47 Main.rivdel Photo Stephanie Boot
helen-collingwood-mu.jpgjpg helen-collingwood-mu.jpg manage 40 K 11 Jul 2010 - 05:21 Main.mikeu Helen Collingwood by Mike Unser
helen01.jpgjpg helen01.jpg manage 69 K 03 May 2015 - 19:51 UnknownUser Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
helen02.jpgjpg helen02.jpg manage 71 K 12 Jun 2015 - 00:13 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
helen_collingwood_66.jpgjpg helen_collingwood_66.jpg manage 73 K 03 Dec 2010 - 00:48 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
helencolingwood22.jpgjpg helencolingwood22.jpg manage 47 K 30 Jan 2011 - 15:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by His Iris Garden
helencolligwood9.jpgjpg helencolligwood9.jpg manage 64 K 09 Nov 2013 - 18:11 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
helencollingwood01.jpgjpg helencollingwood01.jpg manage 60 K 21 Dec 2014 - 16:47 UnknownUser Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
helencollingwood02.JPGJPG helencollingwood02.JPG manage 47 K 21 Aug 2014 - 19:25 UnknownUser Photo by Iris City Gardens
helencollingwood04.jpgjpg helencollingwood04.jpg manage 52 K 18 Dec 2015 - 22:21 UnknownUser Photo by Argyle Acres Iris Gardens
helencollingwood09.JPGJPG helencollingwood09.JPG manage 191 K 26 Feb 2020 - 14:56 UnknownUser Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
helencollingwood2.jpgjpg helencollingwood2.jpg manage 68 K 22 Jan 2010 - 18:47 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
helencollingwood3.jpgjpg helencollingwood3.jpg manage 182 K 19 Aug 2016 - 21:40 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
helencollingwood4.jpgjpg helencollingwood4.jpg manage 90 K 16 Jan 2017 - 21:39 UnknownUser Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
helencollingwood5.JPGJPG helencollingwood5.JPG manage 576 K 19 May 2018 - 20:26 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
helencollingwood7.JPGJPG helencollingwood7.JPG manage 154 K 07 Jun 2024 - 15:25 UnknownUser Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens
helencollingwood70.JPGJPG helencollingwood70.JPG manage 172 K 07 Jun 2024 - 15:25 UnknownUser Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens
helencollingwood71.JPGJPG helencollingwood71.JPG manage 464 K 07 Jun 2024 - 15:27 UnknownUser Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens
helencollingwood9.JPGJPG helencollingwood9.JPG manage 188 K 19 Mar 2020 - 18:08 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
helencollingwoodrhoades1.jpgjpg helencollingwoodrhoades1.jpg manage 127 K 01 Feb 2022 - 15:26 UnknownUser Photo by Martha Rhoades
helencollinwood1.jpgjpg helencollinwood1.jpg manage 35 K 07 Jun 2017 - 19:52 UnknownUser Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
Topic revision: r40 - 07 Jun 2024, TLaurin
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