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■(TB) 'Port Wine'

1950, Sass

'Port Wine' (Henry Sass, R. 1950). Seedling# 48-102. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-W/RV2, White and red-violet plicata. Seedling# 45-47 x 'Starless Night'. Sass 1950. Honorable Mention 1950; Award of Merit 1953.

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From Sass catalog, 1950: PORT WINE (Sass, 1950) (48-102)-Very Dark Red Purple and white plicata. 38 inches. $20.00
From Fleur De Lis catalog, 1956: PORT WINE (Sass 1950) M. L. 37 in. (Aleppo Plains x 62-40:-lmproved Ruth Pollock) x Starless Night. A very beautiful plicata of rich enamel like white with deep, almost solid border of rich purple. One of the most beautiful of all the plicatas. A. M. 1953. 5.00


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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PortWine02.jpgjpg PortWine02.jpg manage 64 K 08 Apr 2014 - 02:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PortWine03.jpgjpg PortWine03.jpg manage 52 K 08 Apr 2014 - 02:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PortWine2DCL.jpgjpg PortWine2DCL.jpg manage 27 K 12 May 2014 - 19:26 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dottie Ladman
PortWine50kp.JPGJPG PortWine50kp.JPG manage 61 K 26 Dec 2012 - 19:55 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012
PortWineDCL.jpgjpg PortWineDCL.jpg manage 27 K 12 May 2014 - 19:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dottie Ladman
PortWine_DP.jpgjpg PortWine_DP.jpg manage 72 K 14 May 2013 - 00:20 Main.davepote Taken in my garden, Reston, VA Zone 6B in 2013.
Port_Wine1.jpgjpg Port_Wine1.jpg manage 81 K 17 Feb 2021 - 15:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Port_Wine_TB_H.E._Sass_1950.jpgjpg Port_Wine_TB_H.E._Sass_1950.jpg manage 57 K 21 Sep 2014 - 01:35 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
port_wine_fl.jpgjpg port_wine_fl.jpg manage 52 K 12 Aug 2012 - 16:52 IrisP  
portwine.JPGJPG portwine.JPG manage 772 K 19 Jul 2018 - 22:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
portwine1.JPGJPG portwine1.JPG manage 646 K 19 Jul 2018 - 22:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
portwine2.JPGJPG portwine2.JPG manage 164 K 19 Jun 2020 - 21:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
portwine3.JPGJPG portwine3.JPG manage 217 K 14 Jan 2022 - 16:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
portwine5.JPGJPG portwine5.JPG manage 143 K 14 Jun 2023 - 23:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
portwine50.JPGJPG portwine50.JPG manage 133 K 14 Jun 2023 - 23:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
portwine9.JPGJPG portwine9.JPG manage 318 K 19 Feb 2021 - 16:20 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1962 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
portwineAA.jpgjpg portwineAA.jpg manage 43 K 06 Mar 2011 - 18:27 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Topic revision: r23 - 14 Jun 2023, TLaurin
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