■(TB) 'Paris Opera'
, R. 1969). Seedling# 67-13. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V1F, Mauve, lilac and violet self; ruffled; blue tipped beard. 'Rippling Waters'
. C. Benson 1972.
| From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing PARIS OPERA. (Rippling Waters X Skywatch). A huge ruffled, bold, striking, heavily substanced mauve, lilac and violet blend. Standards are tightly held; falls are very wide and smooth; beards are violet-tipped. $25.00. Cliff Benson.
| PARIS OPERA (Benson) - Not as widely grown as it should be. Some parts of the country do have trouble growing and blooming it, however. A clean sparkling lavender with self beard. Nice stalks and impeccable form and ruffling. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 36.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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