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■(BB) 'Boy Genius'

2011, Ghio

'Boy Genius' (Joseph Ghio, R. 2011) Seedling #04-44B. BB, 25" (64 cm), Very early to early bloom. Standards gold, black tint at midrib; falls almost solid mahogany black, gold dotting around beards, gold hairline edge; beards gold. Seedling 02-160: (seedling 00-98B: ('Feelings' x seedling U97-F, unknown) x 'High Master') X seedling 02-317Q: ('High Master' x seedling 00-98B). Bay View 2012. Ben Hager Cup 2013; Honorable Mention 2014; Award of Merit 2018; Knowlton Medal 2022.

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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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2012-10-17
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BoyGenius01.jpgjpg BoyGenius01.jpg manage 78 K 09 Oct 2014 - 03:41 UnknownUser Photo by Napa Country Iris Garden
BoyGenius04.JPGJPG BoyGenius04.JPG manage 181 K 02 Sep 2016 - 01:17 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BoyGeniussutton.jpgjpg BoyGeniussutton.jpg manage 65 K 04 Mar 2022 - 16:19 UnknownUser Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
Boy_Genius_2.JPGJPG Boy_Genius_2.JPG manage 65 K 17 Apr 2013 - 05:26 EileenRoark  
boygenius01.JPGJPG boygenius01.JPG manage 49 K 30 Dec 2014 - 13:16 UnknownUser Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
boygenius010.jpgjpg boygenius010.jpg manage 228 K 13 Nov 2021 - 14:25 UnknownUser Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
boygenius02.jpgjpg boygenius02.jpg manage 90 K 04 Jul 2015 - 02:59 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
boygenius03.JPGJPG boygenius03.JPG manage 188 K 10 May 2016 - 17:59 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham
boygenius04.JPGJPG boygenius04.JPG manage 183 K 25 Jan 2024 - 15:52 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
boygenius05.JPGJPG boygenius05.JPG manage 71 K 08 Feb 2023 - 14:45 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
boygenius050.jpgjpg boygenius050.jpg manage 160 K 20 Jul 2023 - 02:06 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
boygenius051.JPGJPG boygenius051.JPG manage 185 K 18 Mar 2024 - 02:22 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
boygenius052.JPGJPG boygenius052.JPG manage 169 K 20 Mar 2024 - 02:31 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
boygenius06.JPGJPG boygenius06.JPG manage 58 K 12 Sep 2019 - 02:34 UnknownUser Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia.
boygenius06.jpgjpg boygenius06.jpg manage 151 K 30 Oct 2019 - 18:46 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius07.jpgjpg boygenius07.jpg manage 144 K 30 Oct 2019 - 18:45 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius08.jpgjpg boygenius08.jpg manage 101 K 30 Oct 2019 - 18:45 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius09.jpgjpg boygenius09.jpg manage 176 K 30 Oct 2019 - 18:44 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius1.jpgjpg boygenius1.jpg manage 436 K 18 Dec 2019 - 19:41 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
boygenius11.JPGJPG boygenius11.JPG manage 256 K 18 Nov 2020 - 03:49 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
boygenius111.JPGJPG boygenius111.JPG manage 239 K 18 Nov 2020 - 03:50 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
boygenius1_bb.jpgjpg boygenius1_bb.jpg manage 71 K 23 Oct 2013 - 18:23 Main.Harloiris photo Delane Langton, AIS Dallas 2013
boygenius2_bb.jpgjpg boygenius2_bb.jpg manage 71 K 23 Oct 2013 - 18:24 Main.Harloiris photo Delane Langton, AIS Dallas 2013
boygenius3.jpgjpg boygenius3.jpg manage 98 K 24 Oct 2017 - 19:45 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius4.jpgjpg boygenius4.jpg manage 71 K 24 Oct 2017 - 19:47 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius5.jpgjpg boygenius5.jpg manage 101 K 24 Oct 2017 - 19:49 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius6.jpgjpg boygenius6.jpg manage 176 K 24 Oct 2017 - 19:50 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius7.jpgjpg boygenius7.jpg manage 149 K 01 Oct 2018 - 03:11 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius8.jpgjpg boygenius8.jpg manage 123 K 01 Oct 2018 - 03:11 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
boygenius9.jpgjpg boygenius9.jpg manage 141 K 01 Oct 2018 - 03:12 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
Topic revision: r37 - 17 Apr 2024, Harloiris
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