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■(TB) 'Balmung'

1939, Sass

'Balmung' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1938) TB, Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-Y8D reverse. Height 38". Slight fragrance. From yellow plicata seedlings. Honorable Mention 1940; Award of Merit 1942.

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BALMUNG is an imposing iris, handsomely broad-petaled and full, and the marking is confined to a definite, relatively narrow margin along the edges of both standard and fall. I consider it and colorful 'RUTH POLLOCK' the finest iris in their class. [Schreiner, Robert (1943). The Evolution of our Yellow Plicatas.>American Iris Society Bulletin, 88>(January 1943), 60.]

From Sass catalog, 1949: BALMUNG (H. P. Sass, 1939)-Yellow plicata. S. and F. yellow, bordered brown. Flowers large on tall and good branching stems. $1.00
From Schreiner's 1951 catalog: A striking yellow plicata. Broad petals, regular markings of clear brown on pronounced yellow background. Well formed, large flowers on tall stems. Sass 1939.
Catalog References: Kellogg 1939; Maple Valley 1939; Sass 1939, 1949; Schreiner's 1951; Tell 1947.


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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-05
  • This variety has purple based foliage -- DavidPotembski - 2014-01-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BalmungL.jpgjpg BalmungL.jpg manage 61 K 08 Mar 2015 - 22:22 BobPries  
BalmungLoweCatColl.jpgjpg BalmungLoweCatColl.jpg manage 115 K 08 Mar 2015 - 22:21 BobPries Anne & Mike Lowe Catalog Collection
Balmung_Cooley_52.jpgjpg Balmung_Cooley_52.jpg manage 176 K 22 Jan 2014 - 20:43 Main.davepote Cooley's Catalog 1952, p. 28.
Balmung_fl.JPGJPG Balmung_fl.JPG manage 73 K 16 Aug 2012 - 11:57 IrisP  
balmung01.JPGJPG balmung01.JPG manage 686 K 30 Apr 2018 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
balmung02.JPGJPG balmung02.JPG manage 206 K 22 Dec 2021 - 02:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
balmung020.JPGJPG balmung020.JPG manage 206 K 22 Dec 2021 - 02:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
balmung9.JPGJPG balmung9.JPG manage 101 K 11 Aug 2021 - 02:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r32 - 23 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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