■(BB) 'Congo Bongo'
, R. 2001). Seedling #94B-20A. BB, height 25" (64 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards and style arms aureolin yellow (RHS 12B); falls vermilion (41A/B) to mandarin red (40B), butter cream (13D) streaking; beards red orange; broken color
; ruffled, strongly flared; slight fragrance. 'Gnus Flash'
X 'Tanzanian Tangerine'
. Zebra 2001. Honorable Mention 200
, Award of Merit 2007
. related links; Novelty Iris
| From AIS Bulletin #321 April 2001 Introducing CONGO BONGO (Kasperek '01) BB 25" M. Foot stumpin' rhythm! of bright, golden-yellow standards, style arms dramatically contrast with horizontal, ruffled toasted watermelon & deep tangerine-red falls with butter-cream streaking. Red-orange beards. Gnus Flash X Tanzanian Tangerine (sdlg. 94B-20A). $30.00. Zebra Gardens.
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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