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■(TB) 'Buffy'

1969, Brown

'Buffy' (Opal Brown, R. 1968). Seedling# 6-5C40. TB, 36-38" (91-96 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-RP4YOPcm, Standards orient pink; falls ivory pink, dainty fringed edge pale orange-buff, hafts brushed RHS 20C; beard 21B, deeper in throat. 'Rippling Waters' X 'Grandiflora'. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1969. Honorable Mention 1970; Award of Merit 1972.

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Awaiting original catalog description
Sometimes an iris is a surprise when it blooms. BUFFY was such an iris. Its description does nothing to prepare you for its pastel beauty. Lacy, buff-pink flowers of heavy substance are displayed on tall, well-branched stalks. During the 1970 bloom season this one stayed beautiful through some of our worst weather. It was probably the most photographed iris in my garden. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 10.]
Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


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 - 2010-10-20
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Buffy.JPGJPG Buffy.JPG manage 60 K 31 Jan 2011 - 15:38 IrisP  
Buffy01.JPGJPG Buffy01.JPG manage 76 K 21 Nov 2014 - 04:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Buffy02.JPGJPG Buffy02.JPG manage 71 K 12 Aug 2021 - 22:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Buffy_DSD_7053.JPGJPG Buffy_DSD_7053.JPG manage 206 K 23 Jan 2021 - 16:06 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
buffy01.jpgjpg buffy01.jpg manage 668 K 30 Dec 2015 - 16:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
buffy02.JPGJPG buffy02.JPG manage 979 K 28 Mar 2016 - 12:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
buffy03.JPGJPG buffy03.JPG manage 942 K 28 Mar 2016 - 12:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
buffy09.jpgjpg buffy09.jpg manage 111 K 08 Jul 2020 - 14:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
buffy2.JPGJPG buffy2.JPG manage 841 K 19 Feb 2018 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
buffy3.jpgjpg buffy3.jpg manage 29 K 30 Mar 2013 - 02:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
buffy4.jpgjpg buffy4.jpg manage 60 K 06 Nov 2013 - 15:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
buffy5.jpgjpg buffy5.jpg manage 73 K 11 Jul 2021 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
buffy6.jpgjpg buffy6.jpg manage 31 K 26 Nov 2018 - 15:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
buffy7.jpgjpg buffy7.jpg manage 30 K 26 Nov 2018 - 15:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
buffy9.JPGJPG buffy9.JPG manage 355 K 13 Oct 2020 - 21:46 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
buffyTIF.jpgjpg buffyTIF.jpg manage 36 K 04 Dec 2011 - 19:06 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
iris Buffy vu de dessus.JPGJPG iris Buffy vu de dessus.JPG manage 357 K 22 Jan 2023 - 10:07 EliseAMANN iris Buffy vu de dessus
iris Buffy zoom.JPGJPG iris Buffy zoom.JPG manage 448 K 22 Jan 2023 - 10:07 EliseAMANN iris Buffy barbe
iris Buffy.JPGJPG iris Buffy.JPG manage 356 K 22 Jan 2023 - 10:06 EliseAMANN iris Buffy fleur
Topic revision: r34 - 08 Nov 2023, dougchyz
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