■(TB) 'Navy Strut'
, R. 1972). Seedling# D 232-C. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early midseason bloom. Marine violet-blue self; self beard; ruffled. Seedling# T 480-AA: (seedling# L 474-J x seedling# R 632-B) X seedling# Y-64A: ('Sterling Silver'
x seedling# R 536-2). Schreiner 1974.
* * References
| NAVY STRUT has lovely deep violet, ruffled flowers with excellent substance and no fading, carried on tall stalks. The buds hug the stalk a bit too closely, but I find no other major flaws. [Margaret Dean, (NM), “How They Grow, New Mexico Style”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 246 (July 1982): 13-14.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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