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(TB) 'Phyllis Bliss'

1919, Bliss

'Phyllis Bliss' (Arthur John Bliss, 1919) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-R1L. 'Sweet Lavender' x 'Macrantha'.

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From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: PHYLLIS BLISS. (Bliss 1919.) S. and F. rose-pink-lilac. or pale rosy lavender, distinct from Queen of May. Large flowers of fine form.
From Treholme Gardens catalog 1928: PHYLLIS BLISS 89 (Bliss 1919) E. 87 G. 90 33" M. S. to L. A beautiful pale rose self. A lighter pink in effect than Aphrodite, Mrs. Marion Cran and Dream. Vigorous and free flowering. A large flower of good form. 2.00.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: PHYLLIS BLISS (Bliss). A good pale rose lavender self. Not as pink as Mrs. Marion Cran or Aphrodite. Midseason. Height 33 to 36 inches. $1.50.
From Bonnewitz catalog 1923/24: PHYLLIS BLISS (Bliss) $6.00. Mr. Bliss thinks that this is one of his very best pink Irises, but the progress toward an excellent pink Iris is very slow.


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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Topic revision: r13 - 27 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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