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■(BB) 'Tina Louise'

2009, Spoon

'Tina Louise' (Bryan Spoon, R. 2008) Seedling #2002-B25A. BB, 25" (64 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards smoky mauve; falls dark mahogany; beards orange; slight fragrance. 'Tennessee Vol' X 'Fiery Temper'. Winterberry 2009.

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Photo by David Potembski, 2013 AIS Convention, Dallas, TXPhoto by Ken Walker; AIS 2012 ConventionPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Winterberry GardensPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Damon GardensPhoto by Damon Gardens


From AIS Bulletin #353 April 2009 Introducing Tina Louise (B. Spoon). Sdlg. 2002-B25A. BB, 25" (63.5 cm), 5-7 buds, M. S. and style arms russet. F. dark mahogany with small white sunburst and red-orange beards. Ruffled. E.C. as Best Seedling at C&P Iris Society Spring Show and AIS H.C. in 2008. Favorite of garden visitors. Tennessee Vol X Fiery Temper. $35. Winterberry 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
IMG_0414.jpgjpg IMG_0414.jpg manage 587 K 23 Dec 2018 - 15:13 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, 2013 AIS Convention, Dallas, TX
TinaLouise01.JPGJPG TinaLouise01.JPG manage 146 K 02 Dec 2016 - 14:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Tina_Louise.jpgjpg Tina_Louise.jpg manage 63 K 28 Dec 2016 - 20:03 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; AIS 2012 Convention
Tina_Louise_BB_Bryan_Spoon_2009.jpgjpg Tina_Louise_BB_Bryan_Spoon_2009.jpg manage 75 K 22 Sep 2014 - 02:36 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
tinalouise01.JPGJPG tinalouise01.JPG manage 65 K 27 Aug 2013 - 15:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Winterberry Gardens
tinalouise02.jpgjpg tinalouise02.jpg manage 84 K 15 May 2014 - 20:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
tinalouise03.jpgjpg tinalouise03.jpg manage 59 K 22 Jul 2014 - 19:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
Topic revision: r16 - 16 Dec 2022, TerryLaurin
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