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■(TB) 'Sambucina' aka Iris sambucina L.

1759, Linnaeus

'Sambucina' (Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné), 1759), TB; Midseason bloom. Color Class S9M; See Iris sambucina L.. Probably not a single cultivar!

See below:

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From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: SAMBUCINA (Species.) S. coppery-rose; F. rose-purple, veined darker, with orange crest; style arms old gold. Flowers with the fragrance of the Elder, from which the name is derived. Twenty-seven inches. 15c.
From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: ABDEL KADHIR (Ab-Del-Kader). S. bronze; F. of the same shade, on the under side, as the standards, but so heavily overlaid with extremely dark wine, veined white, that the bronze can scarcely be seen; beard orange. 25 cts, $1.50 a doz.


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.

Synonyms: Adb-el-kaker, Ab-del-kader, Abd-El-Kidar, Cherlon, Chereon, Gypsy Queen, Leopold, Leopoldine, Nemesis, President Lincoln, Virgil.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_7866.jpgjpg IMG_7866.jpg manage 334 K 21 Dec 2018 - 19:11 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 5a-16.
IMG_7866bh.jpgjpg IMG_7866bh.jpg manage 117 K 03 Apr 2019 - 11:55 Main.Betsy881 Detail of Davepote photo
sambucina1.jpgjpg sambucina1.jpg manage 251 K 06 Jun 2018 - 21:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
sambucina14.jpgjpg sambucina14.jpg manage 107 K 09 Jul 2021 - 15:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
sambucina9.JPGJPG sambucina9.JPG manage 152 K 15 Jan 2022 - 23:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sambucina90.JPGJPG sambucina90.JPG manage 157 K 15 Jan 2022 - 23:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sambucina91.JPGJPG sambucina91.JPG manage 162 K 15 Jan 2022 - 23:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r26 - 15 Jan 2022, TLaurin
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