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(TB) 'Rahdi'

1928, Dykes

'Rahdi' ('Katherine Dykes'), Not listed in 39 CL; not registered.

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From Quality Gardens catalog 1930: RAHDI (Rah-dii') (Mrs. W. R. Dykes, 1928) L. 36". A new plicata, entirely different from everything else. Large flowers, of very great substance. S. white, faintly shaded pale blue, pale bronze reticulations. F. shaded with pale blue slightly deeper than the standards, deep bronze reticulations. Prominent old gold beard. Absolutely unique. Several Americans who saw the English Show in 1929 said that Mrs. Dykes Zaharoon and Rahdi and the famous William R. Dykes were the outstanding English introductions since Mrs. Valerie West, Sir Michael and Grace Sturtevant were introduced in 1925 and 1926. At the English Iris Show in 1928 it was awarded the Silver Gilt Medal as the finest English introduction of that year. No Delivery until August 15, 1930. $35.00.


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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