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■(TB) 'Spectabilis'

1840, Lémon

'Spectabilis' (Jean-Nicolas Lémon, 1840) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class Y9M.

Note: do not confuse with iris "spectabilis" from the germanica family which is violet-dark blue (originally called iris vulgaris sylvestris = common wild iris). The one described by Lémon under this name is a variegata type: Standards golden yellow; falls brownish crimson with a slight border. Height: 35-50 cm / 14-20"

See below:
Spectabilis - Copie.jpg


Lémon, Annales de Flore et de Pomone, 1839-1840, p. 365.
Société royale d'horticulture, 1842, Description abrégée de quelques iris de la collection de M. Lémon, Annales de la Société d'Horticulture Royale de Paris, Tome XXX, pp. 414-417.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
  • Probably iris Spectabilis described by Lémon but no 100% guarantee:
    Spectabilis - Copie.jpg
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Spectabilis - Copie.jpgjpg Spectabilis - Copie.jpg manage 184 K 03 Apr 2024 - 21:39 PascalJordan Probably iris Spectabilis described by Lémon but no 100% guarantee
Topic revision: r20 - 08 Apr 2024, BrewItt - This page was cached on 21 May 2024 - 11:28.

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