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■(TB) 'Swahili'

1964, Plough

'Swahili' (Gordon Plough, R. 1964). Seedling# 60-32-24. TB, 31" (79 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-N1R, Standards red-black, slight violet cast; falls red-black, clean red-brown hafts, dark-brown beard. 'Edenite' X 'Allegiance'. Eden Road 1965. Honorable Mention 1966; Judges' Choice 1966, 1967; Award of Merit 1969.

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Awaiting original catalog description
AIS Bulletin references: 199(Oct 1970), 52
Historic Iris Preservation Society gallery link.


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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-- JoelleFRANJEULLE - 2010-01-25
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SWAHILI_fl.jpgjpg SWAHILI_fl.jpg manage 66 K 20 Feb 2011 - 19:19 IrisP  
SwahiliAI.jpgjpg SwahiliAI.jpg manage 24 K 16 Nov 2012 - 15:32 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Amazing Iris NZ
swahili01.jpgjpg swahili01.jpg manage 126 K 04 Sep 2015 - 00:03 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
swahili02.JPGJPG swahili02.JPG manage 111 K 16 Apr 2014 - 13:50 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
swahili03.JPGJPG swahili03.JPG manage 72 K 21 May 2014 - 02:53 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
swahili04.JPGJPG swahili04.JPG manage 105 K 19 Jun 2014 - 02:31 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
swahili05.JPGJPG swahili05.JPG manage 68 K 19 Jun 2014 - 02:33 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
swahili06.JPGJPG swahili06.JPG manage 70 K 09 Jul 2014 - 14:44 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
swahili07.JPGJPG swahili07.JPG manage 101 K 09 Jul 2014 - 14:46 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
swahili08.JPGJPG swahili08.JPG manage 614 K 19 Dec 2015 - 21:10 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen at the Royal Botanical Gardens,Hamilton,Ontario
swahili09.JPGJPG swahili09.JPG manage 147 K 24 Mar 2019 - 23:49 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
swahili1.JPGJPG swahili1.JPG manage 373 K 28 Apr 2017 - 01:19 UnknownUser Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
swahili2.JPGJPG swahili2.JPG manage 351 K 26 Aug 2017 - 02:37 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
swahili5.JPGJPG swahili5.JPG manage 241 K 30 Jun 2023 - 02:55 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1979
Topic revision: r27 - 25 Mar 2024, dougchyz
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