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■(TB) 'Violet Hills'

1956, DeForest

'Violet Hills' (Fred DeForest, R. 1955) Seedling # 53-47. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Dark violet self (fluorite) blue tipped beard. Seedling: (('Her Grace' x 'Sable') x 'Storm King') X seedling ('Her Grace' x 'Black Forest'). Irisnoll 1956. High Commendation 1955; Honorable Mention 1956; Judges' Choice 1957; Award of Merit 1958; Franklin Cook Cup 1960.

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Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2021, Finksburg, MD. Source: Thelma Boose Collection 2017. Flower just opened.Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2021, Finksburg, MD. Source: Thelma Boose Collection 2017.CooleyPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by HIPS Archives

References:

From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1962: VIOLET HILLS (Deforest 1956) Each 3.SO. A shimmering rich violet self of great merit. This striking dark colored iris has a blue tipped beard and no veining in haft. Falls are nearly horizontal and the clear clean color combines for perfection in your iris planting. Picture page 26.
From Cooley's Iris Gardens catalog 1967: VIOLET HILLS (DeForest '56) Here is the last word in deep true violet color! The 7-inch flowers shine like taffeta, even on a rainy day, and they will take rain, wind, or sun. Standards, falls and beard are a uniform rich violet-purple, the beard is lightly tipped blue. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM 1958. Winner of the President's Cup 1960. Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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Violet Hills (3).jpegjpeg Violet Hills (3).jpeg manage 159 K 23 Jan 2022 - 14:40 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2021, Finksburg, MD. Source: Thelma Boose Collection 2017. Flower just opened.
Violet Hills (4).jpegjpeg Violet Hills (4).jpeg manage 130 K 23 Jan 2022 - 14:43 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2021, Finksburg, MD. Source: Thelma Boose Collection 2017.
VioletHills.jpgjpg VioletHills.jpg manage 208 K 07 Jan 2014 - 03:50 DavidPotembski Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
violethills01.JPGJPG violethills01.JPG manage 130 K 25 Jun 2020 - 21:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
violethills1.JPGJPG violethills1.JPG manage 373 K 20 Jun 2016 - 15:54 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r15 - 30 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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