■(TB) 'Perfume Counter'
( Lloyd Zurbrigg
, R. 1972) Seedling# 67-26-7. TB, height 35" (89 cm). Early to midseason bloom and rebloom. Bright violet (heliotrope) self, light in center of falls; yellow beard; fragrant. 'Purple Duet'
X 'Sunset Blues'
. Avonbank 1972.
| From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing PERFUME COUNTER. The intense, wonderfully sweet fragrance is only the first feature of this lovely violet iris. Bright in hue, it flares to 7-1/2", with excellent substance and the straight stems are adequately branched to show off the large flowers. Standards are tightly swirled and falls are near horizontal with the tips still further upturned. Above all that, however, it reblooms very freely in late September and October as well as spring. It is a strong and vigorous grower. Sdlg. 67-26-J, sib. to Jolly Goliath. $25.00. Avonbank.
| Reported Rebloom in: CA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MD, MO, NC, NE, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV USDA Zone 5,6,7,8,9 [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 150]
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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