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■(BB) 'Mostest'

1990, Durrance

'Mostest' (John Durrance, R. 1990). Seedling #D83-27. BB, 24" (61 cm), Early midseason bloom. Ruffled bright gold. 'Frills' X 'Golden Apple'. Long's Gardens 1990. Honorable Mention 1992, Favorite Guest Iris 1998.

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Photo by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by C T Iris PatchPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-SwitzerlandPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Evelyn RollerPhoto by Evelyn RollerPhoto by Evelyn Roller


From AIS Bulletin #277 April 1990 Introducing MOSTEST (John Durrance) 24" EM. Sdlg. 083-27. The garden hostess with the "mostest"-this one radiates charm. A very bright gold ruffled self with 6-8 buds. Frills X Golden Apple. $20.00. Long's 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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DSCN3401.JPGJPG DSCN3401.JPG manage 68 K 04 Jun 2010 - 17:24 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
Mostest.JPGJPG Mostest.JPG manage 68 K 08 Apr 2010 - 01:35 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
Mostest01.jpgjpg Mostest01.jpg manage 39 K 23 Sep 2014 - 19:19 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
Mostest02.jpgjpg Mostest02.jpg manage 55 K 31 Mar 2014 - 20:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
mostest03.jpgjpg mostest03.jpg manage 644 K 12 Aug 2017 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
mostest04.jpgjpg mostest04.jpg manage 56 K 08 Jul 2013 - 00:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
mostest1.jpgjpg mostest1.jpg manage 114 K 28 Jun 2018 - 22:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
mostest5.jpgjpg mostest5.jpg manage 63 K 12 Nov 2013 - 15:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
mostestevelyn.JPGJPG mostestevelyn.JPG manage 130 K 07 Dec 2021 - 16:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Evelyn Roller
mostestevelyn1.JPGJPG mostestevelyn1.JPG manage 93 K 07 Dec 2021 - 16:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Evelyn Roller
mostestevelyn10.JPGJPG mostestevelyn10.JPG manage 95 K 07 Dec 2021 - 16:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Evelyn Roller
Topic revision: r23 - 07 Nov 2022, Harloiris
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