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■(TB) 'Blonde Bombshell'

1997, Ghio

'Blonde Bombshell' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1996). Seedling# 92-12X3. TB, 40" (102 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards coral, blending to cream apricot edge; falls white, banded creamy apricot; beards coral. Seedling# 90-21Y: (('Romantic Mood' x seedling# 82-198F3: ((('Louise Watts' x ('Ghost Story' x 'Ponderosa')) x ('Ballet In Orange' x ('Hi Top' x (('Ponderosa' x 'Travel On') x 'Peace Offering')))) x 'Caption')) x seedling# 87-28N, pod parent of 'Winning Edge') X seedling# 90-24T2: ((('Winning Note' x 'Caption') x seedling# 82-198F3) x ((('Just Married' x 'Fortunata') x ( 'Just Married' x 'Exhilaration')) x ('Designer Gown' x 'Divinity'))). Bay View 1997. Honorable Mention 1999.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1997: BLONDE BOMBSHELL, 40 inches, mid to late season. $35.00. One of our most flamboyant, yet chaste creations. The strong standards are coral blended into creamy apricot edge with a deep melon flush up the midrib. The extremely wide overlapping falls are white with a creamy apricot band. Tall strong stems with wide show branching and multi-budded placement. Add lacing and bubble ruffling and you have an irresitible temptress. No. 92-12X3: (91-21Y: (Romantic Mood x 82-198F3: (((Louise Watts x (Ghost Story x Ponderosa)) x (Ballet in Orange x (Hi Top x ((Ponderosa x Travel On) x Peace Offering)))) x Caption)) x 87-28N, pod parent of Winning Edge) X 90-24T2: (((Winning Note x Caption) x 82-198F3) x (((Just Married x Fortunata) x (Just Married x Exhilaration)) x (Designer Gown x Divinity))).


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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BLONDE_BOMBSHELL99.jpgjpg BLONDE_BOMBSHELL99.jpg manage 139 K 28 Apr 2021 - 19:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
BlondeBombshell271004.jpgjpg BlondeBombshell271004.jpg manage 24 K 19 Nov 2010 - 10:11 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
BlondeBombshell311006.jpgjpg BlondeBombshell311006.jpg manage 14 K 19 Nov 2010 - 10:12 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
BlondeBombshell7.jpgjpg BlondeBombshell7.jpg manage 39 K 27 Nov 2013 - 20:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Blonde_Bombshell_06_3_wiki_Medium_Web_view.jpgjpg Blonde_Bombshell_06_3_wiki_Medium_Web_view.jpg manage 57 K 23 Oct 2010 - 06:34 Main.danholt April 19th, growing in Texas. Photo by Dan Holt
Blonde_Bombshell_17.jpgjpg Blonde_Bombshell_17.jpg manage 32 K 26 Mar 2012 - 18:32 Blonde Bombshell
blondbombshell05.jpgjpg blondbombshell05.jpg manage 244 K 19 Nov 2019 - 00:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
blondbombshell06.jpgjpg blondbombshell06.jpg manage 301 K 19 Nov 2019 - 00:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
blondebombshell01.jpgjpg blondebombshell01.jpg manage 69 K 02 Nov 2014 - 03:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
blondebombshell02.jpgjpg blondebombshell02.jpg manage 24 K 31 Jul 2017 - 01:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
blondebombshell5.jpgjpg blondebombshell5.jpg manage 32 K 29 Mar 2013 - 19:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
blondebombshell6.jpgjpg blondebombshell6.jpg manage 24 K 22 Jul 2013 - 02:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
Topic revision: r25 - 27 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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