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■(BB) 'Bella Bella'

1987, Boswell

'Bella Bella' (Carl Boswell, R. 1986). Seedling #166-78-lB. BB, 23" (58 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards light old gold; falls blue, tan brown hafts and edge, yellow blaze around orange beard. 'Under Gleam' X 'Maroon Bells'. Adamgrove, Boswell Iris 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing BELLA BELLA-BB, 23". When my mother first saw this colorful iris, she said "Bella Bella" (beautiful beautiful). S. light gold. E blue with tan-brown hafts and edge. Yellow blaze around orange beards. Sdlg. 166-78-1B: Under Gleam X Maroon Bells. $17.50. Boswell Iris Garden.


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.

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