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■(TB) 'Imperial Secret'

2006, Nichols

'Imperial Secret' (Hooker Nichols, R. 2001). Seedling# 9555L. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Ruffled imperial purple, falls with white area at haft; beards creamy tangerine. 'Breakers' X ('Aegean Storm' x 'Windsong West'). Hillcrest 2006.

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Imperial Secret TB H. Nichols 2006.jpgimperial02.jpgimperialsecret3.jpg


From AIS Bulletin #341 April 2006 Introducing IMPERIAL SECRET (H. Nichols) TB 36" E-L. A ruffled imperial purple self with a white area at the hafts. Beards are creamy tangerine. Well branched show stalks and very fertile. (Breakers X (Aegean Storm x Windsong West). $50.00. Hillcrest Gardens.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Imperial Secret TB H. Nichols 2006.jpgjpg Imperial Secret TB H. Nichols 2006.jpg manage 99 K 22 Feb 2018 - 21:32 Main.georgebacon Breezeway Iris Garden 2010 Convention Master Garden
imperial02.jpgjpg imperial02.jpg manage 43 K 18 Feb 2015 - 22:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
imperialsecret3.jpgjpg imperialsecret3.jpg manage 71 K 10 Nov 2013 - 18:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r14 - 25 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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