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■(TB) 'Lugano'

1948, Cayeux

'Lugano' (Ferdinand Cayeux, R. 1959). TB, Rebloom. Delayed registration. ('Astarté' x 'Memnon') X 'San Francisco'. Cayeux 1948.

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From The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948) 95: LUGANO (Rene Cayeux) -This is reputed to be France's bid for a white white iris with green influence. On a one year plant, it was exactly that. Not yet catalogued, it should prove of interest to breeders in this country. In comparing Lugano with other new whites, it appears to be whiter, no doubt because of absence of the usual yellow coloring found in many of our newer whites. I could actually see green in its makeup; don't know whether anyone else could. [Clifford W. Benson (Mo.), "Varietal Comments"].


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Lugano.jpgjpg Lugano.jpg manage 60 K 12 May 2012 - 14:46 UnknownUser Photo by Fritz Lehmann (
Lugano3_Nancy.JPGJPG Lugano3_Nancy.JPG manage 113 K 20 Jan 2017 - 04:15 IrisP Jardin Botanique, Nancy
Lugano_Nancy.JPGJPG Lugano_Nancy.JPG manage 338 K 20 Jan 2017 - 04:09 IrisP Jardin Botanique, Nancy
Lugano_PFP.JPGJPG Lugano_PFP.JPG manage 365 K 20 Jan 2017 - 04:25 IrisP Parc Floral de Paris
Lugano_mp.JPGJPG Lugano_mp.JPG manage 75 K 20 Jan 2017 - 04:04 IrisP Merian Park, Basel / Switzerland
lugano1.JPGJPG lugano1.JPG manage 170 K 26 Feb 2020 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
lugano2.JPGJPG lugano2.JPG manage 179 K 26 Feb 2020 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
lugano3.JPGJPG lugano3.JPG manage 192 K 26 Feb 2020 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
lugano9.JPGJPG lugano9.JPG manage 154 K 25 May 2023 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
lugano90.JPGJPG lugano90.JPG manage 107 K 21 Aug 2023 - 20:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
luganoSG.jpgjpg luganoSG.jpg manage 14 K 01 Jul 2012 - 19:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
luganoSG1.JPGJPG luganoSG1.JPG manage 175 K 08 Feb 2024 - 21:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r25 - 08 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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