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■(TB) 'Irene Nelson'

1976, Jones

'Irene Nelson' (Bennett Jones, R. 1975). Seedling# 68-46-1. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards violet (HCC 735/1); falls white, violet border; tangerine beard. ((('Frances Kent' x 'Mary Randall') x 'Frost And Flame') x Beattie seedling# 59-41) x 'Blue Dove') X ((( 'Frances Kent' x 'Mary Randall') x 'Frost And Flame') x 'Blue Dove'). B Jones 1976. High Commendation 1974, High Commendation 1976, Favorite Guest 1976; Honorable Mention 1977.

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Photo by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto taken at 1977 AIS Memphis Convention by Verna Laurin-Strange GardenPhoto by Blue J Iris


From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing IRENE NELSON (1976) Sdlg. 68-41-1. ((((Frances Kent x Mary Randall) x Frost & Flame) x Beattie 59 41) x Blue Dove X (((Frances Kent x Mary Randall) x Frost & Flame) x Blue Dove. Named for my good friend Mrs. J. Arthur Nelson, who admired it when she saw it as a seedling in the garden during the Convention here in 1972. This is an iris of elegant form and color. Ruffled standards are bold full violet. The broad, nearly horizontal, beautifully ruffled falls open light violet, quickly fading to near white, witha half-inch border of full violet. The beard is carrot red. Strong wellbranched stalks carry seven to nine buds. The plant is vigorous and a good increaser. Of beautiful color and form, it will become the focal point in any planting. A waiting list exists-order early. HC 1974. 34". $25.00. Bennett Jones.


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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IreneNelsonBJI.JPGJPG IreneNelsonBJI.JPG manage 70 K 21 Mar 2012 - 23:23 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
irenenelson01.jpgjpg irenenelson01.jpg manage 55 K 17 Jul 2015 - 00:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
irenenelson9.JPGJPG irenenelson9.JPG manage 159 K 03 Apr 2023 - 12:11 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1977 AIS Memphis Convention by Verna Laurin-Strange Garden
Topic revision: r18 - 24 Aug 2023, DougChyz
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