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■(TB) 'Selene'

1931, Connell

'Selene' (Clarence Phillips Connell, R. 1928) TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class-WW.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Quality Gardens catalog 1931: SELENE (Connell 1931) M. 42". A tall, silvery white of extra large size, and very heavy substance. Mr. Connell assures me that this is the hardy white we have all been looking for. It has no Ricardi or Mesopotamica blood and should prove hardy in all climates. This lovely newcomer bears the name of the Moon Goddess, so named because of its exquisite luminous texture. $20.00.
From Maple Valley Iris Gardens catalog, 1937: SELENE (Con. 1931) M. 40 in. Glamorous goddess of the moon, Selene, charms us with her luminous pearly glow. H. M. 1932. 35c.
Peckham on "Selene' in 1932 AIS Bulletin


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
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Selene1.JPGJPG Selene1.JPG manage 76 K 30 Aug 2021 - 18:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Selene2BHI.JPGJPG Selene2BHI.JPG manage 219 K 22 Nov 2011 - 20:27 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r14 - 30 Nov 2021, Harloiris
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