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■(TB) 'Balch Springs'

1993, Nichols

'Balch Springs' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1992). Seedling# 8856B. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason late bloom. Standards light blue; falls slightly deeper, edged lighter; beards yellow and blue; lightly ruffled; sweet fragrance. 'Sea of Galilee' X 'Titan's Glory'. Hillcrest 1993. Honorable Mention 1996.

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Awaiting original catalog description: BALCH SPRINGS (H. Nichols) TB 36"M-L. A well branched and ruffled medium blue neglecta. Fertile both ways. (Sea of Galilee X Titan's Glory). $25.00. Hillcrest Iris 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 - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-21
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Balch-SpringsNN.jpgjpg Balch-SpringsNN.jpg manage 41 K 06 Nov 2011 - 00:32 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BalchSprings4.jpgjpg BalchSprings4.jpg manage 54 K 19 Mar 2014 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
BalchSpringsIG.jpgjpg BalchSpringsIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 20:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
balchsprings01.JPGJPG balchsprings01.JPG manage 232 K 23 Feb 2020 - 22:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
balchsprings02.JPGJPG balchsprings02.JPG manage 221 K 23 Feb 2020 - 22:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
balchsprings03.JPGJPG balchsprings03.JPG manage 213 K 23 Feb 2020 - 22:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
balchsprings3.jpgjpg balchsprings3.jpg manage 68 K 03 Nov 2013 - 22:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r13 - 05 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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