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■(TB) 'Leverrier'

1917, Denis

'Leverrier' (Fernand Denis, 1917) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R9M. 'Ricardi' X unknown.

See below:
B Leverrier (Ricardi) Ø 113cm 1917 Denis PfV - Copie.jpg


Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 216.
Millet et Fils, irises and new peonies 1930-1931, p. 15
From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1925: LEVERRIER - "Flowers very large; standards lilac purple; falls pansy violet. Of vigorous growth, producing its great blooms on tall widely branched stems. Forty-two inches."
Millet et Fils catalog 1930, p. 15.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1926: LEVERRIER (Denis) $2.00. “S. ageratum-blue; F. bright violet purple heavily veined of blood-stone-brown on the white throat.” — Millet’s description. We hope to give an American description of this variety after the blooming season.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: LEVERRIER (Denis 1917) 9.0. S. a beautiful shade of mauve; F. rich pansy-violet. Large flowers on a tall, branching stem. One of the finest of the French introductions that has aptly been described as a redder Magnifica. $2.50 ea.


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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