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■(SIB) 'Bernard McLaughlin'

1985, McEwen

'Bernard McLaughlin' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1985) Seedling 74/124. SIB (28 chromosome diploid), 24" (60 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards pure white; ruffled and feathered pure white styles; Falls pure white with few green lines. 'Ruffled Velvet' X 'Wing On Wing'. Seaways Gardens 1985. Exhibition Certificate 1984; Honorable Mention 1990.

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Photo by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Fieldstone GardensPhoto taken at 1994 AIS Portland Convention by Verna Laurin at Abbey Gardens


From AIS Bulletin #258 July 1985 Introducing BERNARD McLAUGHLIN - Diploid, 24", M. Charming, glistening white 4" flowers with exquisite form and ruffling. Few green lines in place of signal. Won all hearts at Maine Iris Show in 1984. Ruffled Velvet X Wing on Wing. $25.00. Seaways Gardens.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-04-13
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bernardmc01.jpgjpg bernardmc01.jpg manage 56 K 25 Aug 2014 - 21:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
bernardmclaughlin01.jpgjpg bernardmclaughlin01.jpg manage 13 K 28 Jul 2013 - 14:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Fieldstone Gardens
bernarndmclaughlin9.JPGJPG bernarndmclaughlin9.JPG manage 324 K 24 Apr 2023 - 14:21 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1994 AIS Portland Convention by Verna Laurin at Abbey Gardens
Topic revision: r13 - 24 Apr 2023, TerryLaurin
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