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■(TB) 'October Blaze'

1935, McDade

'October Blaze' (Clint McDade, R. 1935) TB. Very early bloom and Rebloom. Color Class-R7M.

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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
OctoberBlaze.jpgjpg OctoberBlaze.jpg manage 73 K 02 May 2013 - 20:36 Main.davepote from Robert Wayman Rare Iris and Peonies catalog 1943
OctoberBlazeBHI.jpgjpg OctoberBlazeBHI.jpg manage 32 K 20 Nov 2011 - 16:06 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
OctoberBlazeBHI1.JPGJPG OctoberBlazeBHI1.JPG manage 95 K 25 Aug 2021 - 15:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
octoberblaze.JPGJPG octoberblaze.JPG manage 671 K 17 Jul 2018 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
octoberblaze03.jpgjpg octoberblaze03.jpg manage 70 K 14 Jun 2014 - 01:47 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
octoberblaze1.JPGJPG octoberblaze1.JPG manage 537 K 17 Jul 2018 - 02:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
octoberblaze2.JPGJPG octoberblaze2.JPG manage 122 K 13 Jan 2022 - 23:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r15 - 03 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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