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■(TB) 'Othello'

1848, Lémon

'Othello' (Jean-Nicolas Lémon, 1848) TB Midseason bloom. Color Class B3D. Standards spectrum violet; falls very dark velvety purple; orange-white beard.

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Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 217.
From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: "OTHELLO — (Syn. Sappho.) (Neg.) S. rich blue; F. deep dark velvety purple; style arms purple-blue. All divisions long and narrow. Very handsome. Thirty inches. 25c."
From Fryer's catalog, 1921: "tandards rich blue; Falls deep dark velvety purple. Tall and handsome. 30". 20¢.
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: OTHELLO (Lemon, about 1848) S. rich blue; F. deep purple. One of the best of the older, varieties. A large bloom of this coloring would be indeed an acquisition, but I know of none such. 25-30 inch. 25c."


Sappho Neglecta, Berlin; mixed with National; not synonym: 'Sapho' (Lémon, 1840).


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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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-25
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OthelloRT.jpgjpg OthelloRT.jpg manage 24 K 22 Jan 2012 - 19:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
othello-jb.jpgjpg othello-jb.jpg manage 25 K 22 Feb 2013 - 02:57 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
othello-sfib.jpgjpg othello-sfib.jpg manage 77 K 25 Jul 2017 - 13:33 UnknownUser Photo by JCJ, from SFIB website (France)
othello01.JPGJPG othello01.JPG manage 565 K 17 Jul 2018 - 20:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
othello02.JPGJPG othello02.JPG manage 121 K 19 Jun 2020 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
othello03.JPGJPG othello03.JPG manage 213 K 14 Jan 2022 - 03:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
othello1-16.jpgjpg othello1-16.jpg manage 106 K 10 Nov 2021 - 01:30 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, Presby 2016.
othello2-08.jpgjpg othello2-08.jpg manage 85 K 10 Nov 2021 - 01:32 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
othello2-16.jpgjpg othello2-16.jpg manage 107 K 10 Nov 2021 - 01:31 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, Presby 2016.
othello5.jpgjpg othello5.jpg manage 72 K 25 Jan 2010 - 16:54 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
rsz_othello-jb.jpgjpg rsz_othello-jb.jpg manage 71 K 11 Feb 2013 - 20:51 Main.Harloiris Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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