AR 24″ ML
Dardanus is one of the so-called regeliocyclus hybrids. Standards of violet; Falls buff-violet, veined darker.
From John Sheepers’ catalog: “This large, exotic, Regelio-cyclus variety has strong, lilac standards with darker mauve veins and paler falls etched in sultry mahogany-purple.”
(korolkowii ‘Concolor’ X iberica).
Cultural info: Plant the rhizomes horizontally with their tops exposed, in a sunny location. Fertile, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Each rhizome should be planted more or less horizontally with the buds sideways and the root end tilted down and prior year growth tilted up. If it is planted simply horizontally, it will right itself. The cut end is from prior season division. The withered end is from the prior year’s stalk. If you garden where there’s summer precipitation and humidity it will need porous soil and may require some protection from rain.