■(TB) 'Warrior King'
, R. 1984). Seedling# M 978-A. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Velvety rich red; self beard. Seedling# H 591-A: (seedling# B 530-2 x 'Spartan'
) X seedling# H 492-1: (('Vitafire'
x 'War Lord'
) x (seedling# A 377-K x seedling# B 675-4)). Schreiner's 1985.
| "WARRIOR KING (Schreiner '85) was almost through blooming, but still showed the potential for being the finest of many wonderful Schreiner reds. We in Oklahoma are grateful that it blooms earlier, for many of the reds and blacks tend to "blast" in the bud as the hot weather begins to move in towards the end of our bloom season. WARRIOR KING's branching, bud count, and vigor are notably improved, and the finish of the flower is more of a refined, velvet approach rather than the bright, sassy gloss of the Stevens' reds." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 22.]
| AIS Bulletin #276(January 1990):18.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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