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■(TB) 'Deep Buttercup'

1948, Muhlestein

'Deep Buttercup' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1947) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4D. 'Brown Betty' x 'Golden Eagle'.

Note: Also listed in AB web: 'Deep Buttercup'.

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From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1948: DEEP BUTTERCUP (Muhlestein) (Brown Betty x Golden Eagle) This is the biggest yellow in the garden. A very dear, clean color without any orange cast. The huge buds look like "gobs" of yellow wax. The stems are tall and wiry. Because of the size of these huge blooms the weight of the top flower and buds very often bend tops of its stems, but in spite of this fault I think you will like this different yellow. Its 1/4th Oncocyclus blood makes it fascinating, too. It sets seed and the pollen is extremely fertile, especially on the "Mohr strain" and other hybrids. H. C. 1947. $15.00.


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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