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■(TB) 'Rehobeth'

1953, DeForest

'Rehobeth' (Fred DeForest, R. 1953). TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1P, Pale-blue self. 'Snow Flurry' X 'Lake Shannon'. Irisnoll 1953. Honorable Mention 1954, Judges' Choice 1954, Judges' Choice 1955, Award of Merit 1956, [Inaugural] Premio Firenze 1957.

See below:
Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1957 TellPhoto courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto scanned from the 1962 CooleyPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: REHOBETH (DeForest 1953) M. 36 in. (Sib. to Irish Charm). A clear, pale sky blue iris with flowers measuring seven inches across. The form is flaring, the substance leather-like and the finish is very satiny. H. M. 1954. 17.50.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1962: REHOBETH (Deforest 1953) Each 1.2S. A clear, soft sky blue with flaring blooms that measure 7 inches or over. Closed standards and wide semi-ruffled falls. Smooth satin sheen and great substance. Midseason. 36 inches. AM 1956.


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
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Rehobeth01.JPGJPG Rehobeth01.JPG manage 52 K 04 Dec 2014 - 16:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Rehobeth02.JPEGJPEG Rehobeth02.JPEG manage 13 K 10 May 2014 - 14:01 TerryLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
RehobethBHI.jpgjpg RehobethBHI.jpg manage 92 K 21 Nov 2011 - 16:09 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
rehobeth01.JPGJPG rehobeth01.JPG manage 149 K 11 May 2020 - 02:10 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1957 Tell's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
rehobeth02.JPGJPG rehobeth02.JPG manage 182 K 19 Feb 2021 - 16:24 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1962 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r17 - 25 Aug 2022, DavidPotembski
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