See Show Calender


You are here: Iris Wiki>TbAthruE Web>TallBearded>TbBayRum (08 Jan 2024, Harloiris)Edit Attach

■(TB) 'Bay Rum'

1978, Brown

'Bay Rum' (Bob Brown, R. 1977). Seedling 74-11. TB, 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards brown; Falls dark red-violet with brown overlay on shoulders; bronze beard; fluted. 'Cambodia' X seedling 72-17A: (('Mademoiselle' x 'Merry Lynn') x ('Commentary' x 'Caro Nome')). Cottage Gardens 1978. Honorable Mention 1980.

See below:
Photo by His Iris Garden


BAY RUM (Bob Brown, 1978). TB, M, 36“ Plum brown blend with wide bronze beards. Fluted plum falls with brown shoulders. Domed fluted medium brown standards, This iris has good form, fine substance and excellent branching, It is fertile both ways and has been the parent of some excellent seedlings, especially when crossed with other blends, bi-colors and blues and purples. SDLG.#7411(CAMBODIA X (((MADAMOISELLE X MERRY LYNN) X COMMENTARY) X CARO NOME))) ….. NET $25.00 [Cottage Gardens, Iris, 1978]


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

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.


-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-22
Topic revision: r13 - 08 Jan 2024, Harloiris
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback