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■(TB) 'Red Unicorn'

1962, Austin

'Red Unicorn' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1961). Seedling# 8204. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class-R3D. Standards deep crimson; falls deeper crimson. 'Placerita' X 'Mulberry Snow'. Rainbow 1962.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: RED UNICORN (Austin '62) ML-38" Smoothest, deepest red & best formed among red Horned Iris. Horns about 1" long, needle-sharp, deep red, extending down from the heavy bronze-gold beard, & gracefully arched upward. Color is deep crimson, close to a true self. Plenty of pollen. (Piacerita X Mulberry Snow). Regularly $7.50; on $15 order 2 for $5.95; on $25 order 3 for $4.95.


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: r11 - 28 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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