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■(TB) 'Horatio'

1991, Hager

'Horatio' (Ben Hager, R. 1991). Seedling# T5057TPrSh. TB, 35" (89 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards royal violet purple; falls violet purple maturing to blue over silver with violet purple edge; beards tangerine, last 1/4" bluish. Seedling# T4392TPr: (((((Babson seedling# M131-4: ('Golden Stairs' x ('Queen's Lace' x (seedling# E61-1 x 'Figurine'))) x 'Morning Breeze') x 'Dream Time') x 'Grand Waltz') x 'Irene Nelson') x ('Silver Flow' x 'Irene Nelson')) X seedling# T4244FchPr: ((((('Gay Adventure' x Sass seedling# 55-349) x Keppel seedling# 68-52: (Jones seedling# 743: (seedling x 'Crystal Flame') x Keppel seedling# 65-32A: ('Marquesan Skies' x 'Babbling Brook'))) x 'Caro Nome') x 'Royalace') x 'Matinée Idol'). Melrose 1991. Honorable Merntion 1993; Award of Merit 1997.

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From AIS Bulletin #281 April 1991 Introducing HORATIO (Hager '91) TB. Royal blue violet. The fall color matures to a silver ground overhazed blue, rimmed violet and sporting tangerine beards. $35.00. Melrose Gardens.
From Sass catalog, 1937: AMITOLA (H. P. Sass, 1936)-S, and stigmas light russet vinaceous. F. Tourmaline pink. Beard bright yellow. 38-inches, good branching stem. $10.00.


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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Horati91.jpgjpg Horati91.jpg manage 69 K 31 Jan 2021 - 01:25 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
Horati92.jpgjpg Horati92.jpg manage 62 K 31 Jan 2021 - 01:25 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
Horatio01.jpgjpg Horatio01.jpg manage 53 K 02 Oct 2014 - 19:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
Horatio02.jpgjpg Horatio02.jpg manage 77 K 27 Mar 2014 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Horatio03.jpgjpg Horatio03.jpg manage 67 K 27 Mar 2014 - 03:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Horatio11.JPGJPG Horatio11.JPG manage 81 K 19 Aug 2021 - 01:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Horatio12BHI.jpgjpg Horatio12BHI.jpg manage 83 K 21 Apr 2012 - 18:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HoratioN.jpgjpg HoratioN.jpg manage 23 K 22 Oct 2011 - 19:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
HoratioSI.JPGJPG HoratioSI.JPG manage 247 K 16 Apr 2019 - 15:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
horatio01.jpgjpg horatio01.jpg manage 29 K 24 Jul 2014 - 23:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rainbow Iris Farm
horatio02.jpgjpg horatio02.jpg manage 83 K 24 Aug 2015 - 15:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Across Iris Lanes Garden
horatio04.JPGJPG horatio04.JPG manage 93 K 30 Jun 2014 - 13:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
horatio05.JPGJPG horatio05.JPG manage 91 K 30 Jun 2014 - 13:46 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
horatio4.JPGJPG horatio4.JPG manage 49 K 10 Jul 2011 - 06:08 Main.tasmania7  
horatio4.jpgjpg horatio4.jpg manage 61 K 09 Nov 2013 - 16:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r28 - 25 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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