■(TB) 'The Capitol'
and Luke Norton
, R. 1944) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class B1L. 'Purissima'
x 'Shining Waters'
| From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: THE CAPITOL. (Maxwell-Norton). A large clear crystalline white with extremely heavy deep golden beard and haft is golden. Very large heavy flower. Flowers well spaced, strong stalks, 38 inches tall. This is a standout. Glistening snow white. H.M., 1946. A.M., 1951. 75c.
| THE CAPITOL (Norton) "Well deserves the favor it has gained rather slowly and the A. M. it got this year. So many of the new whites are cold whites, or pure whites, or blue whites that a warm white with a golden heart like this stands out." [Jesse E. Wills (Tennessee), “Varietal Comment, Irises Seen in Nashville” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 70.]
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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