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■(TB) 'Ballad Of Dixie'

1983, Burch

'Ballad Of Dixie' (James Burch, R. 1982). Seedling 38-20. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Pale yellow (RHS 9D), brighter (12B) at hafts; medium yellow (12B) beard fading to pale yellow (9D) at tip. 'Del Monte' X 'Social Whirl'. Burch Iris 1983. High Commendation 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing BALLAD OF DIXIE-TB (Del Monte X Social Whirl) This graceful pale yellow self (RHS 9D) has slightly deeper (12B) wide hafts. The yellow beard is backed with bright full yellow style arms. The falls are fluted; standards are ruffled. There are 7 buds on three branches; bottom branch often has a spur. Lovely! HC '82. $25.00. Burch Iris Garden.


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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Ballad-of-DixieCT.jpgjpg Ballad-of-DixieCT.jpg manage 43 K 27 Oct 2011 - 18:28 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
BalladOfDixieSC.jpgjpg BalladOfDixieSC.jpg manage 39 K 25 Oct 2011 - 18:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
Topic revision: r10 - 19 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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