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■(TB) 'Night Song'

1965, Luihn

'Night Song' (Walter Luihn, R. 1964). Seedling# 61-22. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-V1D, Dark violet-black self; self beard. 'Dark Fury' X 'Black Taffeta'. Tell, Mission Bell 1965. Exhibition Certificate 1963, High Commendation 1964, Honorable Mention 1966, Judges Joice 1966, 1967, National Test Garden Award 1968.

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From AIS Bulletin #177, April 1965. Introducing NIGHT SONG (Walt Luihn) M-L 38" Shimmering violet-black greatly admired at the Chicago convention. The extremely broad ruffled blossoms are fashioned with impeccable style: standards domed, falls arched and flaring and enriched by matching wide full beards. Strong well-branched stalks. Fine plant habits. Dark Fury X Black Taffeta. Sdlg. 61-22. HC 1964. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.


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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NightSongEI.jpgjpg NightSongEI.jpg manage 43 K 16 Dec 2012 - 19:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
nightsong03.jpgjpg nightsong03.jpg manage 125 K 13 Jun 2014 - 22:31 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
nightsong04.JPGJPG nightsong04.JPG manage 86 K 03 Jul 2014 - 21:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
nightsong05.JPGJPG nightsong05.JPG manage 66 K 03 Jul 2014 - 21:03 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
nightsong06.JPGJPG nightsong06.JPG manage 82 K 03 Jul 2014 - 21:05 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
nightsong07.JPGJPG nightsong07.JPG manage 58 K 03 Jul 2014 - 21:06 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
nightsong9.JPGJPG nightsong9.JPG manage 136 K 25 Aug 2021 - 15:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
nightsong_jb.jpgjpg nightsong_jb.jpg manage 23 K 20 Apr 2013 - 22:39 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r18 - 11 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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