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■(TB) 'Susan Bliss'

1922, Bliss

'Susan Bliss' (Arthur John Bliss, 1922) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R9L. 'Phyllis Bliss' x 'Diadem'.

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Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.susan bliss flPhoto by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United KingdomPhoto courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Kelways-United KingdomPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by IrisgalPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United KingdomPhoto by IrisgalPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by IrisgalPhoto by Seagate Nurseries-United KingdomPhoto by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
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References:

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.
 

Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SusanBliss02.JPEGJPEG SusanBliss02.JPEG manage 23 K 10 May 2014 - 12:53 TerryLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
SusanBliss12BHI.jpgjpg SusanBliss12BHI.jpg manage 56 K 05 May 2012 - 22:34 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SusanBliss2IG.jpgjpg SusanBliss2IG.jpg manage 56 K 12 Dec 2013 - 15:04 BetsyHiggins Photo by Irisgal
SusanBliss88IG.jpgjpg SusanBliss88IG.jpg manage 55 K 12 Dec 2013 - 15:10 BetsyHiggins Photo by Irisgal
SusanBlissIG.jpgjpg SusanBlissIG.jpg manage 55 K 12 Dec 2013 - 15:04 BetsyHiggins Photo by Irisgal
rsz_susanbliss-jb.jpgjpg rsz_susanbliss-jb.jpg manage 71 K 11 Feb 2013 - 21:37 Main.Harloiris Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
susan_bliss_fl.jpgjpg susan_bliss_fl.jpg manage 35 K 12 Aug 2012 - 13:27 IrisP  
susanbliss01.jpgjpg susanbliss01.jpg manage 15 K 19 Aug 2014 - 20:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
susanbliss02.jpgjpg susanbliss02.jpg manage 64 K 29 Feb 2016 - 20:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
susanbliss03.JPGJPG susanbliss03.JPG manage 86 K 09 Jul 2014 - 14:40 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
susanbliss1.JPGJPG susanbliss1.JPG manage 189 K 29 Jul 2018 - 03:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
susanbliss2.JPGJPG susanbliss2.JPG manage 104 K 29 Jul 2018 - 03:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
susanbliss3.JPGJPG susanbliss3.JPG manage 633 K 29 Jul 2018 - 03:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
susanbliss4.JPGJPG susanbliss4.JPG manage 138 K 24 Jun 2020 - 01:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
susanbliss5.JPGJPG susanbliss5.JPG manage 159 K 24 Jun 2020 - 01:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
susanbliss8.jpgjpg susanbliss8.jpg manage 17 K 13 Sep 2013 - 16:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
susanblissSG.jpgjpg susanblissSG.jpg manage 11 K 01 Jul 2012 - 20:25 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
susanblissSG1.jpgjpg susanblissSG1.jpg manage 136 K 27 Apr 2021 - 22:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
susanbliss_jb.jpgjpg susanbliss_jb.jpg manage 71 K 25 Apr 2013 - 01:41 Main.Harloiris Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
susanbliss_jb1.JPGJPG susanbliss_jb1.JPG manage 131 K 21 Jun 2022 - 19:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r25 - 20 Mar 2023, TerryLaurin
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