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■(TB) 'Blushing Lemon'

1973, Boushay

Blushing Lemon' (Jack Boushay, R. 1972). Seedling# 69 B0 23. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards barium yellow (Wilson 503/1) with azalea pink (618/2) blush at midrib; falls same with blush on both sides of barium yellow beard, which changes to azalea pink as flower matures. 'Kingdom' X 'Ultrapoise'. J. & J. Iris 1973. Honorable Mention 1975; Franklin Cook Cup 1976; Franklin Cook Cup 1976; Favorite Guest 1976; Award of Merit 1977.

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Blushing LemonPhoto by Verna Laurin -1976 AIS Convention-Stahly Garden


From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing BLUSHING LEMON (Boushay 73). 32". TB. Sdlg. 69-BO-23 (Kingdom X Ultrapoise). Barium yellow with azalea pink blush at midribs and both sides of yellow beard, which changes to azalea pink as flower matures. Three branches plus terminal; 13 buds. NET $25.00. J&J Iris Garden.


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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Blushing_Lemon.JPGJPG Blushing_Lemon.JPG manage 71 K 31 Jan 2011 - 06:29 IrisP  
blushinglemon5.JPGJPG blushinglemon5.JPG manage 318 K 09 Mar 2023 - 15:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin -1976 AIS Convention-Stahly Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 30 Aug 2023, DougChyz
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