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■(BB) 'Iris Bohnsack'

1980, Ensminger

'Iris Bohnsack' (Allan Ensminger, R. 1980). Seedling #77-57. BB, 25" (64 cm). Midseason bloom. White ground variegata, striped with imperial violet (HCC 33/1); yellow beard tipped violet. 'Faydy Girl' X 'Doodle Strudel'. Varigay Gardens 1981. Exhibition Certificate 1980; Honorable Mention 1983; Award of Merit 1987. Novelty Iris.

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Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionIRISBOHNSACKPhoto scanned from the John Weiler slide collectionPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-GermanyPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Hornbaker Gardens


From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing IRIS BOHNSACK-1981. $25.00. The first introduced variegated BB Iris. Nicely proportioned. White petals are striped with imperial violet. Best seedling in show, Omaha 1980. Varigay 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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IRISBOHNSACK.jpgjpg IRISBOHNSACK.jpg manage 68 K 17 Mar 2011 - 23:18 Main.jesseejames  
IrisBohnsack01.jpgjpg IrisBohnsack01.jpg manage 72 K 08 Sep 2014 - 20:53 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
IrisBohnsack02.jpgjpg IrisBohnsack02.jpg manage 69 K 27 Mar 2014 - 19:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
IrisBohnsack03.jpgjpg IrisBohnsack03.jpg manage 101 K 07 Jun 2014 - 02:56 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
IrisBohnsackHG2.jpgjpg IrisBohnsackHG2.jpg manage 75 K 10 Aug 2021 - 14:59 BrewItt Photo by Hornbaker Gardens
irisbohn02.JPGJPG irisbohn02.JPG manage 61 K 30 Jun 2014 - 21:21 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
irisbohn03.JPGJPG irisbohn03.JPG manage 62 K 30 Jun 2014 - 21:23 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
irisbohnsack5.JPGJPG irisbohnsack5.JPG manage 202 K 29 Apr 2024 - 02:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany
irisbohnsack9.JPGJPG irisbohnsack9.JPG manage 90 K 20 Aug 2021 - 02:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r24 - 05 May 2024, BrewItt
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