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■(TB) 'Perfection'

1880, Barr

'Perfection' ( Barr and Sons, 1880) TB, height 30", Midseason bloom. Color Class-B3D

Adiitional information from the Historic Iris Preservation Society

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From the Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: "Color effect a light lavender, prune purple veined bicolor. Standards. light lavender-violet reticulated violet. falls, velvety prune purple, closely and distinctly veined the same on the glistening lavender outer haft, reticulated brown. Beard fine, dense, bluish, with orange tips.
This iris is of moderate growth and has stiff, slender foliage. The stalk is not tall, but is well and widely branched. The conical carriage of the tinted standards and dark spreading falls give interesting color contrats in late season. The standards may occasionally bear flecks."
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: PERFECTION (Barr, about 1880) S. light blue; F. dark violet-black. Handsome flower, but not large enough for its bold contrasts. 28-32- inch. 25¢
An iris that really lives up to its name. Perfection is just that - fantastic growth, loads of flowers over a long bloom period, disease resistant foliage, perfect form and overflowing with charm. What more could you want? MikeUnser - 03 Jan 2010


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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-- MikeUnser - 2010-01-03
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Perfection.jpgjpg Perfection.jpg manage 2 MB 15 May 2019 - 23:10 LeeHoward  
Perfection01.JPGJPG Perfection01.JPG manage 61 K 03 Dec 2014 - 04:02 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Perfection02.JPGJPG Perfection02.JPG manage 74 K 27 Aug 2021 - 02:53 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Perfection12BHI.jpgjpg Perfection12BHI.jpg manage 81 K 28 Apr 2012 - 23:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Perfection9.JPGJPG Perfection9.JPG manage 67 K 12 Sep 2013 - 14:59 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Perfection9.jpgjpg Perfection9.jpg manage 64 K 14 Jul 2021 - 02:53 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
PerfectionRT.jpgjpg PerfectionRT.jpg manage 32 K 22 Jan 2012 - 19:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Perfection_fl.jpgjpg Perfection_fl.jpg manage 69 K 18 Feb 2011 - 21:35 IrisP  
perfection-2-07.jpgjpg perfection-2-07.jpg manage 48 K 03 Jan 2010 - 18:06 Main.mikeu Perfection by Mike Unser
perfection01.jpgjpg perfection01.jpg manage 162 K 05 Jul 2018 - 02:22 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
perfection02.JPGJPG perfection02.JPG manage 91 K 04 Jul 2014 - 19:28 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
perfection03.JPGJPG perfection03.JPG manage 362 K 18 Jul 2018 - 22:09 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
perfection09.JPGJPG perfection09.JPG manage 220 K 08 Dec 2021 - 23:25 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt-2014 Hudson Valley Iris & Daylily Society Spring Weekend
perfection1.jpgjpg perfection1.jpg manage 43 K 03 Jan 2010 - 18:05 Main.mikeu Perfection by Mike Unser
perfection10.jpgjpg perfection10.jpg manage 51 K 13 Sep 2013 - 21:03 UnknownUser Photo by Mike Unser
perfection2.jpgjpg perfection2.jpg manage 74 K 03 Jan 2010 - 18:06 Main.mikeu Perfection by Mike Unser
perfection5-20.jpgjpg perfection5-20.jpg manage 284 K 16 Nov 2020 - 05:24 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
perfection8-20.jpgjpg perfection8-20.jpg manage 267 K 16 Nov 2020 - 05:24 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
perfection9-20.jpgjpg perfection9-20.jpg manage 367 K 16 Nov 2020 - 05:23 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
perfection9.jpgjpg perfection9.jpg manage 188 K 12 Jun 2021 - 21:55 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
perfectionIC.jpgjpg perfectionIC.jpg manage 17 K 12 Dec 2011 - 23:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris City Gardens
perfection_1jb.jpgjpg perfection_1jb.jpg manage 227 K 29 Sep 2016 - 21:40 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
Topic revision: r34 - 27 Feb 2023, BrewItt
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