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■(TB) 'Busy Being Blue'

1990, Denney by McWhirter

'Busy Being Blue' (Don Denney by James McWhirter, R. 1989). Seedling D79-167. TB, 32" (81 cm). Early bloom. Light sky blue; white beard tipped yellow; slight fragrance. 'Regents' Row' X 'Winterscape'. Cottage Gardens 1990. Honorable Mention 1992; Award of Merit 1996.

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Awaiting original catalog description.


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 - 2010-10-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BusyBeingBlue01.jpgjpg BusyBeingBlue01.jpg manage 89 K 21 Nov 2014 - 04:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BusyBeingBlue02.JPGJPG BusyBeingBlue02.JPG manage 70 K 12 Aug 2021 - 22:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BusyBeingBlue160909-2_copy.jpgjpg BusyBeingBlue160909-2_copy.jpg manage 42 K 19 Nov 2010 - 10:46 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
BusyBeingBlue7.JPGJPG BusyBeingBlue7.JPG manage 42 K 06 Aug 2013 - 02:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
BusyBeingBlueDE.jpgjpg BusyBeingBlueDE.jpg manage 57 K 12 Aug 2012 - 17:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
BusyBeingBlueEI.jpgjpg BusyBeingBlueEI.jpg manage 29 K 09 Dec 2012 - 15:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
BusyBeingBlue_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg BusyBeingBlue_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 68 K 21 Feb 2011 - 03:42 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my garden in Southern California
BusyBeingBlue_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg BusyBeingBlue_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 71 K 21 Feb 2011 - 03:42 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my garden in Southern California
Busy_Being_BlueN.jpgjpg Busy_Being_BlueN.jpg manage 48 K 21 Oct 2011 - 14:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
busy01.jpgjpg busy01.jpg manage 72 K 17 May 2015 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
busybeingblue01.jpgjpg busybeingblue01.jpg manage 50 K 27 Aug 2014 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
busybeingblue02.jpgjpg busybeingblue02.jpg manage 27 K 01 Sep 2015 - 15:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wild Iris Rows
busybeingblue03.jpgjpg busybeingblue03.jpg manage 150 K 23 Nov 2017 - 18:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
busybeingblue04.jpgjpg busybeingblue04.jpg manage 170 K 27 Dec 2017 - 19:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
busybeingblue05.jpgjpg busybeingblue05.jpg manage 165 K 09 Aug 2020 - 03:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
busybeingblue06.JPGJPG busybeingblue06.JPG manage 231 K 24 Nov 2020 - 15:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r28 - 31 May 2022, Harloiris
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