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■(TB) 'Country Music'

1970, Nearpass

'Country Music' (D. C. Nearpass, R. 1968). Seedling# 4-66-17. TB, 34" (86 cm), Late bloom. Color Class-ORP4VP, Standards orient pink (RHS 36B); falls plum purple (80C) fading to 84D; tangerine beard; ruffled. Seedling# 1-63-16: ('Enchanted Violet' X 'Emma Cook') X 'Pretty Carol'. Palette 1970.High Commendation 1968; Honorable Mention 1972.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing COUNTRY MUSIC (D.C. Nearpass '70). L, 34". Sdlg. 4-66-17 (Enchanted Violet x Emma Cook) X Pretty Carol. Unique in both color and form of the flower. The standards are orient pink and the falls plum purple (RHS 84D) with a tangerine beard. The round falls are waved and flare horizontally. You will never mistake Country Music for any other iris flower seen anywhere, anytime, anyplace. A strong plant but slow increaser. A great new novelty. HC 1968. $25.00. Palette 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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