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■(TB) 'Bama Berry'

1984, Burch

'Bama Berry' (James Burch, R. 1984). Seedling# 39-7. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards white ground with pink (RHS 48C) plicata markings; falls white ground with red (53A) plicata markings darker in center; red orange (30A) beard. 'Highland Chief' X 'Roundup'. Burch Iris 1984. High Commendation 1982; Exhibition Certificate 1982; Favorite guest 1984; Honorable Mention 1986.

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From AIS Bulletin #253 April 1984 Introducing BAMA BERRY- TB (Highland Chief X Roundup). Standards are white with pink (RHS 480) plicata markings atop flared falls that are also white but with darker (RHS 53A) plicata markings; These red markings become darker in the center ofthe falls. There are four branches that support eight blossoms, making this an attractive show iris as well as one that draws your attention upon entering the garden. EC, HC 1982. $25.00 Net. 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
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BamaBerry01.JPGJPG BamaBerry01.JPG manage 74 K 10 Dec 2014 - 04:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BamaBerry02.jpgjpg BamaBerry02.jpg manage 147 K 14 Sep 2017 - 03:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
BamaBerryBHI.jpgjpg BamaBerryBHI.jpg manage 94 K 17 Nov 2011 - 14:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Bamaberry010.JPGJPG Bamaberry010.JPG manage 104 K 11 Aug 2021 - 02:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 22 Feb 2023, dougchyz
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