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Iris ‘Peter Hewitt’ (Sib) AGM

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2010

Introduced by
Shropshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Bred by Jennifer Hewitt, British Iris Society Registrar and named for her late husband. Registered in 2003. Awarded an RHS AGM in 2005 and the Dykes Medal in 2008 by the British Iris Society.

Verification
Jennifer Hewitt

Brief description of plant
Rhizomatous herbaceous perennial. A deliberate cross between I. ‘Coronation Anthem’ and I. ‘Golden Edge’.

Height x Spread
100cm x 50cm

Flowers
Flower stems bear 3-4 buds per stem and are a rich violet-blue with a thin gold edge to the falls and a rich gold central signal.

Foliage
Deciduous. Narrow grassy foliage.

Flowering Time
June

Soil type
Any moisture-retentive soil.

Aspect
Full sun or part-shade

Pests and diseases
Generally no problems.

Cultivation
Benefits from application of organic mulch in spring. Remove spent flower stems and any dying foliage.

Propagation
Divide established clumps.


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