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■(SIB) 'Charming Billy'

2004, Schafer/Sacks

'Charming Billy' (Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, R. 2004). SIB, 25" (64 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards red-violet (RHS 77D, dappled and washed with 77A); style arms pearly light blue, opening with orangey buff tips which fade to blue; falls intensely dark and bright red violet, yellow (12A) signal with straight purple to black veins; slight sweet fragrance. 'Echo the Wind' X seedling S92-56-13: (seedling S89-5-1: ('Forrest McCord' x 'Isabelle') x 'Careless Sally'). Joe Pye Weed 2004. Honorable Mention 2007, Award of Merit 2011.

Synonym: Selling Name Peacock Butterfly 'Charming Billy' See below:

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Awaiting original catalog description


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- PollyKinsman - 2010-01-08
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BHP_7545-X2_charming_billy.jpgjpg BHP_7545-X2_charming_billy.jpg manage 195 K 12 Feb 2016 - 08:08 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
CharmingBillyIMG_2839.JPGJPG CharmingBillyIMG_2839.JPG manage 68 K 24 Feb 2011 - 16:13 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
CharmingBillyJPW.jpgjpg CharmingBillyJPW.jpg manage 74 K 08 Feb 2010 - 16:39 Main.mshadow Joe Pye Weed's Garden
CharmingBillyclJPW.jpgjpg CharmingBillyclJPW.jpg manage 74 K 08 Feb 2010 - 16:38 Main.mshadow Joe Pye Weed's Garden
Charming_Billy6150.jpgjpg Charming_Billy6150.jpg manage 66 K 21 Jan 2010 - 16:45 Main.mshadow Charming Billy by Marilyn Campbell
Charmingbilly4.JPGJPG Charmingbilly4.JPG manage 79 K 19 Jun 2013 - 22:40 UnknownUser Photo by Ensata Gardens
charming_billy_em.jpgjpg charming_billy_em.jpg manage 99 K 20 Jan 2020 - 00:58 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
charming_billy_em_2.jpgjpg charming_billy_em_2.jpg manage 90 K 20 Jan 2020 - 00:58 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
charmingbilly01.JPGJPG charmingbilly01.JPG manage 225 K 25 Jun 2017 - 02:13 UnknownUser Photo by Karen Lockyear-taken at Aurora Borealis Iris Garden,Aurora,Ontario-Canada
charmingbilly02.JPGJPG charmingbilly02.JPG manage 211 K 25 Jun 2017 - 02:15 UnknownUser Photo by Karen Lockyear-taken at Aurora Borealis Iris Garden,Aurora,Ontario-Canada
charmingbilly09.jpgjpg charmingbilly09.jpg manage 159 K 09 Jul 2020 - 15:45 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens taken at Historic Museum at Fort Missoula
charmingbilly5.JPGJPG charmingbilly5.JPG manage 213 K 27 Dec 2023 - 15:50 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
charmingbilly50.JPGJPG charmingbilly50.JPG manage 154 K 27 Dec 2023 - 15:50 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
charmingbilly51.JPGJPG charmingbilly51.JPG manage 432 K 27 Dec 2023 - 15:51 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
charmingbillyIMG_7505.JPGJPG charmingbillyIMG_7505.JPG manage 111 K 31 Jan 2012 - 15:14 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
charmingbillyIMG_7507.JPGJPG charmingbillyIMG_7507.JPG manage 106 K 31 Jan 2012 - 15:15 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
charmingbillyIMG_750716.JPGJPG charmingbillyIMG_750716.JPG manage 68 K 16 Aug 2016 - 13:56 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
charmingbillydone.jpgjpg charmingbillydone.jpg manage 57 K 08 Jan 2010 - 03:17 Main.siberianirisgardens  
Topic revision: r21 - 27 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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