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■(TB) 'Brigadoon'

1955, Tompkins

'Brigadoon' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1955). Seedling# 53-218. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early to late bloom. Color Class-YR5, Blend of fuchsia-red and amethyst-violet. (Name released by R. Small, former registrant). Involved parentage, including 'Honeyflow' and 'Three Oaks' x seashell pinks x ('Dark Fire' x 'Colorcade'). Fleur de Lis 1955. Honorable Mention 1955.

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Photo Mélie Portal - FrancePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: BRIGADOON (Tompkins 1955) E. L. 38 in. (((Honeyflower x Sea shell) x Three Oaks x ((Spring Maid x Far West) x F.Zenor))) x (((Spindrift ({Spring Maid x Far West) x F. Zenor)) x Nylon x Sass 40-313))) x (Dark Fire x Colorcade)). A brilliant blend of Fuchsia red and Amethyst Violet, this is one of the most brilliant Iris we have ever seen and certainly has the most carryIng power. The flowers are very large, beautifully formed with broad, softly ruffled petals. The substance is heavy and the finish is like gleaming, silken taffeta. There is a flush of Chocolate-red over the hafts which are completel free from venations and a full chocolate red beard adds to the richness. The stalks are tall, very strong and have good branching with excellent placement. H. M. 1955. Stock very limited this year. Net 35.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: BRIGADOON (Tompkins '55) E-L-38". My nomination for brightest Iris now available anywhere. A delightfully smooth blend of bright fuchsia-red, amethyst-violet, true purple . Very large, yet beautifully formed, softly ruffled petals of heavy substance. HC'54; HM'55. Regularly $3.00; on $10 order $1.85; on $25 order $1.25; 3 for $3.20; 10 for $9.60.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-19
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Brigadoon.JPGJPG Brigadoon.JPG manage 25 K 04 Feb 2011 - 16:20 Main.senteursduquercy Photo Mélie Portal - France
brigadoon8.JPGJPG brigadoon8.JPG manage 153 K 17 Feb 2022 - 20:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
brigadoon9.JPGJPG brigadoon9.JPG manage 103 K 27 Jan 2021 - 15:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r27 - 19 Feb 2022, Harloiris
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