, R. 1968). Seedling# 64-37L. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4V. Standards light yellow (M&P 10-H-1); falls veronica violet (43-H-9) washed coronation purple (46-L-8) on hafts, shaded dove grey (45-C-l) toward edges; beard white tipped yellow. 'Siva Siva'
. Keppel 1970. Honorable Mention 1971. Award of Merit 1974.
extravagant publicity or fuss.
"after all the ballyhoo, the film was a flop"
; 3rd person present: ballyhoos
; past tense: ballyhooed
; past participle: ballyhooed
; gerund or present participle: ballyhooing
praise or publicize extravagantly.
"a much-ballyhooed musical extravaganza"
| From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing BALLYHOO M. 38". Siva Siva X Diplomacy. Colors that fairly shout at you: clear light yellow standards, falls veronica violet blended dove grey at the margins. Deeper tones of coronation purple flow down from the hafts, and the yellow-tipped white beard is surrounded by a white spray pattern. Standards closed, falls lightly flared and ruffled. Excellent branching, plentiful increase. Differs from its sib Vaudeville in blooming later, with larger, less flared flowers of a slightly deeper shade. Wild! (See illustration inside back cover.) $25.00. Keith Keppel.
| Another "kook" we rather liked this spring is BALLYHOO. One of the new "bicolor-plicatas" with yellowish standards and violetish falls sort of plicated white around the beard. Dependable and unique. [Joe Ghio, “The Eye of the Beholder,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 43.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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