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■(BB) 'Congo Bongo'

2001, Kasperek

'Congo Bongo' (Brad Kasperek, R. 2001). Seedling #94B-20A. BB, 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 2005, Award of Merit 2007. related links; Novelty Iris

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Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.As grown in Boise, ID at buy Carol   Ken ColemanPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by Country Delight IrisPhoto by South Jersey IrisPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany


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

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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CongoBongo.jpgjpg CongoBongo.jpg manage 36 K 16 Nov 2010 - 04:10 Main.cirisonpond As grown in Boise, ID at buy Carol & Ken Coleman
CongoBongo4.jpgjpg CongoBongo4.jpg manage 40 K 26 Nov 2013 - 22:16 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
congo01.jpgjpg congo01.jpg manage 94 K 02 May 2015 - 12:32 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
congo02.jpgjpg congo02.jpg manage 118 K 16 Feb 2021 - 23:20 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
congo_bongo-X2.jpgjpg congo_bongo-X2.jpg manage 235 K 18 Feb 2016 - 22:54 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
congobongo01.jpegjpeg congobongo01.jpeg manage 83 K 28 Aug 2014 - 03:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
congobongo05.jpgjpg congobongo05.jpg manage 34 K 19 Nov 2018 - 15:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
congobongo3.jpgjpg congobongo3.jpg manage 31 K 31 Mar 2013 - 16:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
congobongo4.JPGJPG congobongo4.JPG manage 789 K 07 Dec 2017 - 16:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
congobongo5.JPGJPG congobongo5.JPG manage 230 K 13 Apr 2024 - 01:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany
Topic revision: r27 - 13 Apr 2024, TerryLaurin
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