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■(TB) 'Rubient'

1942, Whiting

'Rubient' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1941). Seedling# 4061. TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-R9D. Strong fragrance. 'Valor' x 'Winneshiek'.

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1942: RUBIENT (Whiting 1942) M. 36 in. This velvety pansy iris has made many friends in our garden. it is rich, dark and very distinctive. The standards are pure pansy purple, by Ridgway, and are very wide. arched and domed. The falls are widely rounded, semi-flaring and overlaid with black velvet, leaving a neat edging of the same color as the standards. The Dictionary or Color has a color sample slightly deeper than pansy purple, called Rubient. which is almost identical with the shade of this flower so we chose that for its name. We hope you will like it. We know you will like the flower whether you see it as a huge pansy or a glowing ruby set in velvet. The plants are especially vigorous with well branched bloom stalks produced freely and rapid increase in new plants. Several plants were sold and several more ordered last year. $25.00.
RUBIENT, No. 4061 from Valor x Winneshiek is a rich pansy purple that we feel will be well liked. It has black velvet falls, edged with the same deep, pansy purple of the standards. Notes from Midwest Breeders, A.I.S. Bulletin 84:54 Jan. 1942.


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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