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■(TB) 'Violet Dawson'

1993, Niswonger

'Violet Dawson' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1993). Seedling 78-89. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards near-white to very pale yellow; falls pale yellow; beards light yellow. 'Écho De France' X 'Tranquil Sunshine'. Cape Iris 1993.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing VIOLET DAWSON (Niswonger '93) Sdlg. 78-89: Echo de France X Tranquil Sunshine. TB, 34", M. If you like pastels, this one is for you. It is a pale yellow bitone or near pale yellow amoena. It has semi-flaring falls and is a vigorous grower. It was the Best Seedling in the SEMO Iris Society's Show in 1991. It is fertile both ways and will provide contrast in your bed of irises. It is named in honor of the President of the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. from Elmhurst, Illinois. EC 1991. $35.00. Cape Iris.


See: 'Écho De France' progeny - PDF (172 Ko).


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-11-10
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Violet-DawsonNN.jpgjpg Violet-DawsonNN.jpg manage 40 K 11 Nov 2011 - 16:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
VioletDawson01.jpgjpg VioletDawson01.jpg manage 67 K 09 Dec 2014 - 15:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
VioletDawson12BHI.JPGJPG VioletDawson12BHI.JPG manage 53 K 08 May 2012 - 17:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
VioletDawsonBJI.JPGJPG VioletDawsonBJI.JPG manage 57 K 10 Apr 2012 - 19:27 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
VioletDawson_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg VioletDawson_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 10 Nov 2010 - 08:06 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
violetdawsonAA.jpgjpg violetdawsonAA.jpg manage 71 K 20 Feb 2011 - 18:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Topic revision: r22 - 28 Sep 2023, Harloiris
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