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■(TB) 'Royal Touch'

1967, Schreiner

'Royal Touch' (Schreiners, R. 1966). Seedling# W 1551-A. TB, 35" (89 cm). Late bloom. Dark marine blue-violet uniform color; navy blue beard. Seedling# S 635-A ((seedling# J 219-A ('Blue Ensign' x ('The Admiral' x 'Great Lakes')) X Randolph seedling# 53-244-2 (('Pierre Menard' x ('Distance' x 'Sylvia Murray')). Schreiner 1967. Honorable Mention 1968; Favorite Guest 1968; Judges Choice 1968, Judges Choice 1969; Award of Merit 1970.

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Awaiting original catalog description
ROYAL TOUCH (Schreiner) (Scheduled for future introduction) We await this iris with great anticipation. As we saw it in the Waters garden it was one of the most intensely and vividly beautiful purple flowers that one could imagine. If it had faults, we did not see them. Certainly in our opinion it should be introduced-and soon. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 89.]


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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-12-03
  • TB 'Royal Touch' bloomed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately June 2-12, in 2017. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 05 Oct 2017
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ROYALTOUCH01.jpgjpg ROYALTOUCH01.jpg manage 151 K 12 Nov 2015 - 14:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by La Ferme Des Iris-France
RoyalTouch01.jpgjpg RoyalTouch01.jpg manage 83 K 01 Jun 2015 - 02:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
RoyalTouchEI.jpgjpg RoyalTouchEI.jpg manage 36 K 18 Dec 2012 - 21:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
RoyalTouch_DSC_4727.jpgjpg RoyalTouch_DSC_4727.jpg manage 167 K 28 Jan 2021 - 16:17 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
Royal_Touch_fl.jpgjpg Royal_Touch_fl.jpg manage 59 K 19 Feb 2011 - 18:14 IrisP  
royal02.jpgjpg royal02.jpg manage 86 K 27 Jun 2015 - 21:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
royaltouch01.jpgjpg royaltouch01.jpg manage 175 K 21 Jun 2017 - 20:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
royaltouch02.JPGJPG royaltouch02.JPG manage 113 K 16 Jun 2014 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
royaltouch03.JPGJPG royaltouch03.JPG manage 76 K 17 Jul 2014 - 20:14 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
royaltouch04.jpgjpg royaltouch04.jpg manage 44 K 06 Dec 2018 - 04:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
royaltouch3.jpgjpg royaltouch3.jpg manage 68 K 18 Nov 2017 - 00:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
royaltouch9.JPGJPG royaltouch9.JPG manage 295 K 13 Feb 2021 - 22:13 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
royaltouch_jb.jpgjpg royaltouch_jb.jpg manage 71 K 25 Apr 2013 - 01:12 Main.Harloiris photo Delane Langton
Topic revision: r31 - 09 Apr 2024, dougchyz
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