■(TB) 'Susan Bliss'
(Arthur John Bliss
, 1922) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R9L. 'Phyllis Bliss'
| From R. Wallace Co. catalog, 1922: SUSAN BLISS (Bliss). Daughter of Phyllis Bliss, growing very tall, 3-1/2 feet high. ln the border, the flowers appear in certain lights to be of a uniform shade of deep rose-pink. It is certainly the pinkest toned Tris yet raised. The beard is of light orange and adds a very pleasing note to colour tone. It is very free-flowering and of robust constitution, two-year old clumps giving several spikes of flowers. Very tall, each spike bearing three or four flowers open at the same time. This variety will be very popular. Accurate colour description according to Ridgway's Colour Chart would be a slight graduation of tone between Liserian purple and rose purple. C IX. 84/. each.
| From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: SUSAN BLISS (Bliss 1922). A Seediing of Phyllis Bliss. In color, it is a graduation of tone between Liseran-purple and rose-purple, with a light orange beard. In garden effect, it is a uniform shade of deep rose-pink. One of the best "pink" varieties. 42 inches. $3.00 each.
| From Bonnewitz catalog, 1926: SUSAN BLISS (Bliss) $5.00. This Iris, originated by Mr. Bliss, Aphrodite, originated by Mr. Dykes and Mrs. Marion Cran, originated by Mr. Perry, are supposed to be the three best pink Irises, or rather pink-lilac Irises, in cultivation. Iris enthusiasts will want all of them and will also want to grow seedlings of their own from the seed produced by these varieties.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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