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■(TB) 'Countryman'

1975, Gaulter

'Countryman' (Larry Gaulter, R. 1975). Sdlg. 71-13. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled medium yellow with white flush in hafts; yellow beard. From several generations of sdlgs. inv. 'Nob Hill', 'May Melody', 'Rainbow Gold', 'Royal Gold' and 'West Coast'. Cooley's 1975. Honorable Mention 1978.

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Photo by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto scanned from the 1976 CooleyPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Exline Iris Garden


COUNTRYMAN (Gaulter, 1975) M. 36" $25.00. From several generations of seedlings, such as Royal Gold and West Coast, comes this ruffled medium-yellow self with hafts flushed white, spilling on the center of the falls. The yellow beard adds to the richness of the overall appearance and the wide flare gives it a strength of character of loyalty, and esprit de corps. The stalks are well branched, excellent substance in flowers and blooms over long period of time. Seedling #71-13. [Cooley's Iris, 1975].


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 - 2010-11-12
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Countryman02.jpgjpg Countryman02.jpg manage 58 K 22 Mar 2014 - 20:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
CountrymanBJ.jpgjpg CountrymanBJ.jpg manage 84 K 06 Feb 2012 - 00:09 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
CountrymanEI.jpgjpg CountrymanEI.jpg manage 32 K 10 Dec 2012 - 18:27 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
country03.jpgjpg country03.jpg manage 72 K 06 Jun 2015 - 03:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
countryman9.JPGJPG countryman9.JPG manage 420 K 13 Feb 2021 - 20:31 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r16 - 07 Jul 2023, DougChyz
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