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■(TB) 'Betty Simon'

1976, Hamblen

'Betty Simon' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1975). Seedling# H69-47. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards yellow (RHS 3D), creamy yellow center area; falls violet-blue (92B), chartreuse hafts; yellow orange beard. 'Misty Dawn' X 'Foggy Dew'. Mission Bell 1976. High Commendation 1975; Honorable Mention 1977; Judges' Choice 1978; Award of Merit 1979.

See below:
Single Bud of TB Betty Simon. Photo taken by Holly Johnson, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/01/2017.Side view of TB Betty Simon with bud. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/09/2017.TB Betty Simon has very light Purple Based Foliage. Photo taken by Holly Johnson, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/21/2017.Photo by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaBetty SimonPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Pat CanterPhoto by La Ferme Des Iris-FrancePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Paul BlackPhoto by Pat CanterPhoto by IRIS 4 U GardenPhoto by Pat CanterPhoto by Pat CanterPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Holly JohnsonPhoto from Glenn Corlew slide collectionPhoto by Sunshine Iris Nursery-AustraliaPhoto by Sunshine Iris Nursery-AustraliaPhoto by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape ArboretumPhoto by Holly JohnsonPhoto by Robert Piatek-PolandPhoto by Robert Piatek-PolandPhoto by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United KingdomPhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Exline Iris GardenPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.Iris Betty SimonIris Betty SimonIris Betty Simon

References:

From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing BETTY SIMON. EL, 3,4". An improved Lilac Champagne. Domed stds., creamy yellow; flaring falls, vio-blue, chartreuse hafts, orange-yellow beards. Wide, ruffled petals. Strong stems, ideal bud placement. Misty Dawn X Foggy Dew. #H69-47. HC '75 (33 votes). $25.00. Mission Bell.
 
 


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-11
  • TB 'Betty Simon' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately, June 5-13, in 2017. It has light colored Purple Based Foliage that is visible at least during and after flowering, as well as some color on the spathes. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 10 Aug 2017
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20170601_141455TB Betty Simon  (2).jpgjpg 20170601_141455TB Betty Simon (2).jpg manage 975 K 10 Aug 2017 - 20:54 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Single Bud of TB Betty Simon. Photo taken by Holly Johnson, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/01/2017.
20170609_112313TB Betty Simon (2).jpgjpg 20170609_112313TB Betty Simon (2).jpg manage 1 MB 10 Aug 2017 - 20:32 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Side view of TB Betty Simon with bud. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/09/2017.
20170621_110745 TB Betty Simon (2).jpgjpg 20170621_110745 TB Betty Simon (2).jpg manage 948 K 10 Aug 2017 - 20:56 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 TB Betty Simon has very light Purple Based Foliage. Photo taken by Holly Johnson, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/21/2017.
BETTYSIMON01.jpgjpg BETTYSIMON01.jpg manage 135 K 10 Nov 2015 - 21:50 TerryLaurin Photo by La Ferme Des Iris-France
BHP_1294-X2_betty_simon.jpgjpg BHP_1294-X2_betty_simon.jpg manage 100 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:40 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
BettySimon01.JPGJPG BettySimon01.JPG manage 52 K 20 Nov 2014 - 16:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BettySimon010.JPGJPG BettySimon010.JPG manage 62 K 11 Aug 2021 - 15:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BettySimon02.jpgjpg BettySimon02.jpg manage 64 K 22 May 2014 - 18:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black
BettySimon3.jpgjpg BettySimon3.jpg manage 472 K 19 Jan 2017 - 14:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
BettySimon4.jpgjpg BettySimon4.jpg manage 60 K 17 Oct 2013 - 23:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
BettySimonBJ.jpgjpg BettySimonBJ.jpg manage 58 K 29 Jan 2012 - 15:35 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
BettySimonEI.jpgjpg BettySimonEI.jpg manage 23 K 08 Dec 2012 - 20:48 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Betty_Simon.JPGJPG Betty_Simon.JPG manage 70 K 30 Jan 2011 - 22:29 IrisP  
betty02.jpgjpg betty02.jpg manage 78 K 13 May 2015 - 03:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
betty04.jpgjpg betty04.jpg manage 58 K 15 Jun 2015 - 15:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
bettysimon01.JPGJPG bettysimon01.JPG manage 62 K 24 Sep 2015 - 02:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
bettysimon02.JPGJPG bettysimon02.JPG manage 49 K 27 Sep 2015 - 16:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
bettysimon03.jpgjpg bettysimon03.jpg manage 62 K 19 Sep 2015 - 13:24 TerryLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
bettysimon04.JPGJPG bettysimon04.JPG manage 51 K 01 Oct 2015 - 13:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
bettysimon05.JPGJPG bettysimon05.JPG manage 56 K 05 Oct 2015 - 02:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
bettysimon06.JPGJPG bettysimon06.JPG manage 468 K 03 Aug 2018 - 02:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
bettysimon07.JPGJPG bettysimon07.JPG manage 612 K 03 Aug 2018 - 02:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
bettysimon1.jpgjpg bettysimon1.jpg manage 207 K 03 Jul 2020 - 15:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
bettysimon3.JPGJPG bettysimon3.JPG manage 926 K 07 Dec 2016 - 16:06 TerryLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
bettysimon4.jpgjpg bettysimon4.jpg manage 136 K 20 Jun 2017 - 18:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
bettysimon44.jpgjpg bettysimon44.jpg manage 148 K 03 Nov 2020 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
bettysimon5.JPGJPG bettysimon5.JPG manage 83 K 28 Jan 2014 - 14:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
bettysimon6.JPGJPG bettysimon6.JPG manage 108 K 28 Jan 2014 - 14:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
bettysimon7.JPGJPG bettysimon7.JPG manage 163 K 07 Feb 2024 - 13:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
bettysimon8.JPGJPG bettysimon8.JPG manage 201 K 13 Mar 2020 - 18:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
bettysimon9.JPGJPG bettysimon9.JPG manage 221 K 13 Mar 2020 - 18:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
iris betty simon (1).JPGJPG iris betty simon (1).JPG manage 379 K 05 Feb 2023 - 22:44 EliseAMANN Iris Betty Simon
iris betty simon (2).JPGJPG iris betty simon (2).JPG manage 308 K 05 Feb 2023 - 22:45 EliseAMANN Iris Betty Simon
iris betty simon (3).JPGJPG iris betty simon (3).JPG manage 459 K 05 Feb 2023 - 22:45 EliseAMANN Iris Betty Simon
Topic revision: r44 - 07 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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