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■(TB) 'Violet Classic'

1976, Zurbrigg

'Violet Classic' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1976). Seedling# H 22 DOT. TB, height 33" (84 cm). Midseason to late bloom and rebloom (October in Virginia). Standards medium spectrum violet; falls slightly deeper; violet-blue beard; ruffled. 'Violet Supreme' X 'Jolly Goliath'. Avonbank 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing VIOLET CLASSIC. Spectrum violet, slightly bitoned. Huge, ruffled and waved, of excellent substance. I have used it heavily in my breeding program. Beard deep blue. Remontant in early October in Virginia. 34", 2 sub & T. Very fertile pollen. Nearly horizontally flared with upturned tips. $35.00. Avonbank Iris Gardens.


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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VioletClassic01.jpgjpg VioletClassic01.jpg manage 86 K 09 Apr 2015 - 13:13 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
violet01.jpgjpg violet01.jpg manage 79 K 30 Jun 2015 - 03:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
violetClassic02.jpgjpg violetClassic02.jpg manage 77 K 19 Apr 2015 - 00:39 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
violetclassic01.jpgjpg violetclassic01.jpg manage 610 K 15 Aug 2017 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
violetclassic02.JPGJPG violetclassic02.JPG manage 97 K 18 Jul 2014 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
violetclassic03.JPGJPG violetclassic03.JPG manage 78 K 22 Dec 2014 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
violetclassic9.JPGJPG violetclassic9.JPG manage 355 K 28 Jan 2021 - 22:58 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 28 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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