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■(TB) 'Initiative'

2016, Cayeux

'Initiative' (Richard Cayeux, R. 2015). Seedling 07 206 A. TB, 33.5" (85 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards cream-white; falls amethyst, lighter in center, infused olive-yellow around beard; beards yellow in throat, white end. 'Grenade' X seedling 03234 A: (seedling 01111 B: (seedling 9967 A: (World Premier x seedling 9648 C: ('Sixtine C.' x 'Conjuration')) x seedling 99199 A: (''Fabuleux' x 'Aurélie' sibling)) x seedling 00135 B: ('Aurélie' x 'Fabuleux')). Cayeux 2016.

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PHOTO RICHARD CAYEUXPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France


See: IRIS et BULBEUSES n°165, 2015, p. 53.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
initiative.jpgjpg initiative.jpg manage 92 K 17 Jan 2016 - 11:17 JoelleFRANJEULLE PHOTO RICHARD CAYEUX
initiative5.JPGJPG initiative5.JPG manage 217 K 24 Dec 2023 - 13:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r20 - 16 Jun 2024, AlainFranco
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