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■(TB) 'Staten Island'

1945, Smith

'Staten Island' (Kenneth D. Smith, 1945) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class Y9M. 'The Red Admiral' x 'City Of Lincoln'.

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From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: STATEN ISLAND. A brand new variegata with bright gold standards and flaring falls of velvety red edged gold. A vast improvement over others in this class. A.M., 1951. $1.00.
STATEN ISLAND (Kenneth Smith) -A new variegata that will eventually replace the old reliable City of Lincoln. This iris is much cleaner at the throat. Clifford W. Benson (Mo.), “Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 96.
From Carl Sabach catalog 1950: STATEN ISLAND (Kenneth Smith). In our judgment, this is near the top of the list of new variegates. Very bright, sharp, contrasting colors. Standards are bright yellow, and falls very rich reddish brown. Fine form, well branched stems, good growing habits, and hardy. Mid-season. 30". $10.00; 3 for $2S.OO.


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
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IMG_6462.jpgjpg IMG_6462.jpg manage 65 K 17 Feb 2017 - 16:58 DavidPotembski Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2015, Westminster, MD
StatenIsland11.JPGJPG StatenIsland11.JPG manage 77 K 01 Sep 2021 - 01:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
StatenIsland12BHI.jpgjpg StatenIsland12BHI.jpg manage 53 K 04 May 2012 - 21:54 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
StatenIslandBHI.JPGJPG StatenIslandBHI.JPG manage 745 K 23 Nov 2011 - 15:54 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
StatenIslandIG.jpgjpg StatenIslandIG.jpg manage 24 K 30 Nov 2011 - 01:05 BetsyHiggins Photo by Irisgal
staten_island_fl.jpgjpg staten_island_fl.jpg manage 47 K 12 Aug 2012 - 13:35 IrisP  
statenisland1.JPGJPG statenisland1.JPG manage 633 K 28 Jul 2018 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
statenisland2.JPGJPG statenisland2.JPG manage 522 K 28 Jul 2018 - 02:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
statenisland3.JPGJPG statenisland3.JPG manage 149 K 18 Jan 2022 - 03:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
statenisland30.JPGJPG statenisland30.JPG manage 148 K 18 Jan 2022 - 03:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
statenisland9.JPGJPG statenisland9.JPG manage 155 K 27 May 2023 - 14:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
statenisland90.JPGJPG statenisland90.JPG manage 123 K 27 May 2023 - 14:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
statenislandSG.jpgjpg statenislandSG.jpg manage 23 K 01 Jul 2012 - 20:23 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
statenislandSG1.JPGJPG statenislandSG1.JPG manage 157 K 10 Feb 2024 - 14:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r21 - 10 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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