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■(TB) 'Realm'

1920, Baker

'Realm' (G. P. Baker, 1920) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M.

Photo by Seagate Irises-United KingdomPhoto by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom


From Maple Valley Iris Gardens catalog, 1933: (Baker, 1920) Large flowers of uniform rich periwinkle blue. 40 in. $1.00.
From Quality Gardens catalog 1930: REALM (Baker, 1926) M. 42" F. This is an intense, pure, beautiful, light blue self, with a conspicuous golden yellow beard. The flowers are of the largest size, finely formed and of the greatest substance. The stems are very stout and the plant is exceptionally vigorous and floriferous. We strongly recommend this to all of our customers. $6.00.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
RealmSG.jpgjpg RealmSG.jpg manage 60 K 13 Dec 2011 - 23:55 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
RealmSG10.JPGJPG RealmSG10.JPG manage 175 K 09 Feb 2024 - 20:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r10 - 14 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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