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■(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.

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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]
 


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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