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■(TB) 'Louise Watts'

1971, Blocher

'Louise Watts' (Clarence Blocher, R. 1970). Seedling B-228. TB, 28" (71 cm), Midseason bloom. Lavender blend with heavy brown border; lemon beard. 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' X 'Sea Of Stars'. Blocher 1971. Honorable Mention 1972; Award of Merit 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing LOUISE WATTS (1971) B-228 (Sorcerer's Apprentice X Sea of Stars). $35.00. The picture of this flower on the inside front cover of this Bulletin is a freshly opened flower. After a day in the sunshine, the flower grows much larger-flares nicely, and the brown border becomes even more pronounced. The substance is remarkably heavy and the flowers are long-lasting, even under adverse weather conditions. Stalks are nicely branched with eight or nine buds. 28" tall. HC in 1969 and 1970. Blocher.


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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LouiseWatts12BHI.jpgjpg LouiseWatts12BHI.jpg manage 65 K 24 Apr 2012 - 14:41 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Louise_Watts_com.jpgjpg Louise_Watts_com.jpg manage 41 K 02 Apr 2011 - 08:59 Main.Selina49 Louise Watts at Selina's Iris Garden
louise_watts_fl.jpgjpg louise_watts_fl.jpg manage 62 K 04 Mar 2011 - 04:23 IrisP  
louisewatts01.jpgjpg louisewatts01.jpg manage 69 K 11 Nov 2014 - 21:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
louisewatts03.JPGJPG louisewatts03.JPG manage 132 K 15 May 2014 - 21:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
louisewatts1.JPGJPG louisewatts1.JPG manage 968 K 27 Dec 2016 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
louisewatts4.jpgjpg louisewatts4.jpg manage 33 K 05 Apr 2013 - 15:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
louisewatts5.jpgjpg louisewatts5.jpg manage 216 K 05 Jul 2022 - 01:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
louisewatts9.JPGJPG louisewatts9.JPG manage 357 K 04 Oct 2020 - 02:29 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1975 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r33 - 08 Nov 2023, dougchyz
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