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■(TB) 'Billionaire'

1987, Byers

'Billionaire' (Monty Byers, R. 1986). Seedling# C64-104. TB, height 32" (81 cm), Early midseason to midseason bloom and rebloom (September in California). Lightly ruffled bright yellow gold; yellow orange beard; slight musky fragrance. 'Corn Harvest' X seedling# A-14-2: ('Moon Mistress' x 'Replay'). Moonshine Gardens 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing BILLIONAIRE (Byers '86) Sdlg. C64-104: Corn Harvest x (Moon Mistress x Replay).TB, 32", EM-M & RE. Bright yellow-gold with tangerine-orange beards. Nice lightly ruffled flowers with very rich coloring. Best form of 18 reblooming seedlings from this cross and is among the very earliest and strongest with its rebloom of these sibs. Usually starts in September here and keeps going 'til cold enough weather finally stops it. Lots ofshorter well branched and budded stalks both spring and fall. Extremely strong vigorous grower. I haven't used it yet but will this spring. $25.00. Moonshine Gardens.


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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Billionaire01.jpgjpg Billionaire01.jpg manage 81 K 06 Apr 2015 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
BillionaireBJ.jpgjpg BillionaireBJ.jpg manage 74 K 29 Jan 2012 - 16:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
BillionaireEI.jpgjpg BillionaireEI.jpg manage 30 K 08 Dec 2012 - 20:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Billionare8.JPGJPG Billionare8.JPG manage 79 K 26 Nov 2013 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
billion01.jpgjpg billion01.jpg manage 72 K 13 May 2015 - 03:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
billionaire01.jpgjpg billionaire01.jpg manage 60 K 04 Oct 2014 - 20:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire02.jpgjpg billionaire02.jpg manage 68 K 20 Oct 2014 - 01:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire03.jpgjpg billionaire03.jpg manage 54 K 06 Nov 2014 - 22:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire04.jpgjpg billionaire04.jpg manage 58 K 19 Nov 2014 - 22:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire05.jpgjpg billionaire05.jpg manage 61 K 12 Dec 2014 - 22:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire06.jpgjpg billionaire06.jpg manage 55 K 13 Dec 2014 - 14:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire08.JPGJPG billionaire08.JPG manage 158 K 08 Oct 2021 - 02:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash at Wilson's Inspire Us Garden-New Mexico on Oct. 7/2021
billionaire09.jpgjpg billionaire09.jpg manage 125 K 06 Oct 2020 - 21:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash at Wilson's Inspire Us Garden-New Mexico on Oct.6/2020
billionaire090.JPGJPG billionaire090.JPG manage 130 K 03 Nov 2021 - 22:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris-rebloom Nov..2021
billionaire091.JPGJPG billionaire091.JPG manage 170 K 25 Nov 2021 - 23:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash at Wilson's Inspire Us Garden-New Mexico on Nov. 22 /2021
billionaire092.JPGJPG billionaire092.JPG manage 177 K 09 Dec 2021 - 14:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash reblooming at Wilson's Inspire Us Garden-New Mexico on Dec.5 /2021
billionaire4.jpgjpg billionaire4.jpg manage 64 K 09 Sep 2013 - 01:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire5.jpgjpg billionaire5.jpg manage 72 K 18 Sep 2013 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire6.jpgjpg billionaire6.jpg manage 64 K 19 Sep 2013 - 23:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire7.jpgjpg billionaire7.jpg manage 65 K 19 Nov 2013 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
billionaire8.JPGJPG billionaire8.JPG manage 180 K 23 Oct 2023 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Iris Garden-reblooming Oct.. 2023
billionaire9.jpgjpg billionaire9.jpg manage 54 K 02 Feb 2014 - 03:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
rsz_billionaire-jb.jpgjpg rsz_billionaire-jb.jpg manage 71 K 31 May 2013 - 23:44 Main.Harloiris photo by Scottie Finney
Topic revision: r36 - 23 Oct 2023, TLaurin
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