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■(TB) 'Boss Tweed'

1993, McWhirter

'Boss Tweed' (James McWhirter, R. 1992). Seedling# J88-22-1. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled honey tan brown, white area under gold beards; slight fragrance. 'Arabian Tapestry' X 'Role Model'. Cottage 1993.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing BOSS TWEED (McWhirter) 38", M. This iris, simply put, is THE BOSS! This ruffled honey brown with its tweed contours and white area below the gold beards demands boss-like attention. $35.00. Cottage 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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BOSSTWEED01.jpgjpg BOSSTWEED01.jpg manage 43 K 11 Aug 2014 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Malevil Iris Gardens
Boss-Tweed5.jpgjpg Boss-Tweed5.jpg manage 45 K 26 Oct 2021 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BossTweed01.jpgjpg BossTweed01.jpg manage 97 K 30 May 2017 - 03:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
BossTweed061105.jpgjpg BossTweed061105.jpg manage 25 K 19 Nov 2010 - 10:25 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
BossTweed09.jpgjpg BossTweed09.jpg manage 75 K 29 Jan 2021 - 14:17 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
BossTweed091.jpgjpg BossTweed091.jpg manage 44 K 29 Jan 2021 - 14:17 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
BossTweed092.jpgjpg BossTweed092.jpg manage 85 K 29 Jan 2021 - 14:17 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
BossTweed1.JPGJPG BossTweed1.JPG manage 156 K 24 Aug 2016 - 22:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BossTweed11.jpgjpg BossTweed11.jpg manage 49 K 15 Dec 2013 - 04:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
BossTweed2.JPGJPG BossTweed2.JPG manage 149 K 10 Feb 2018 - 13:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BossTweed3.JPGJPG BossTweed3.JPG manage 187 K 10 Feb 2018 - 13:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BossTweed9.jpgjpg BossTweed9.jpg manage 80 K 05 Sep 2013 - 16:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
BossTweedAA.jpgjpg BossTweedAA.jpg manage 59 K 14 Feb 2011 - 01:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Boss_Tweed_fl.jpgjpg Boss_Tweed_fl.jpg manage 43 K 04 Mar 2011 - 18:43 IrisP  
P1380363-X2_boss_tweed.jpgjpg P1380363-X2_boss_tweed.jpg manage 177 K 17 Feb 2016 - 11:09 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
boss01.jpgjpg boss01.jpg manage 86 K 08 May 2015 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
bosstweed01.jpgjpg bosstweed01.jpg manage 516 K 30 Dec 2015 - 14:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
bosstweed02.JPGJPG bosstweed02.JPG manage 92 K 24 Jun 2014 - 22:08 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
bosstweed03.jpgjpg bosstweed03.jpg manage 194 K 16 Mar 2017 - 18:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
bosstweed10.jpgjpg bosstweed10.jpg manage 62 K 06 Nov 2013 - 13:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
bosstweed6.jpgjpg bosstweed6.jpg manage 41 K 30 Mar 2013 - 00:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
bosstweed8.jpgjpg bosstweed8.jpg manage 17 K 23 Aug 2013 - 01:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
bosstweed9.JPGJPG bosstweed9.JPG manage 86 K 12 Aug 2021 - 01:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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