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■(TB) 'Earthborn'

1993, Hager

'Earthborn' (Ben Hager, R. 1992). Seedling T5292Br/Sal#3W. TB, Height 33" (84 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards brown infused purple; falls salmon bronze edged brown; beards tangerine. Seedling T5033: ('Fringe Benefits' sibling x 'Good Show') X seedling T4595TBrW: (seedling T4291TBr: (seedling 3897YTBds: ('Golden Brilliance' x 'Glowing Ruffles') x 'Perfect Accent') x 'Flaming Victory'). Melrose 1993.

NOTE: An earlier iris by the same name was never introduced and the name reused. Description as follows: 'Earthborn' (Ben Hager, R. 1981). Seedling SB 73B. SIB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Pale lavender blue, deepening at signal area, dark brown touches on hafts. Not introduced or distributed. Name released 1992. 'White Swirl' x 'Tycoon') X 'White Swirl' x 'Tycoon').

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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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-- BettyJacobs - 2010-03-30
  • Some other sources list Earthborn as a rebloomer. -- KatCausey - 2013-07-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Earthborn02.JPGJPG Earthborn02.JPG manage 66 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Earthborn03.JPGJPG Earthborn03.JPG manage 76 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Earthborn04.jpgjpg Earthborn04.jpg manage 76 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Earthborn05.JPGJPG Earthborn05.JPG manage 90 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Earthborn06.jpgjpg Earthborn06.jpg manage 76 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Earthborn061105.jpgjpg Earthborn061105.jpg manage 25 K 14 Nov 2010 - 19:20 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Earthborn07.JPGJPG Earthborn07.JPG manage 70 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Earthborn08.jpgjpg Earthborn08.jpg manage 79 K 20 Sep 2015 - 03:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
Earthborn9.jpgjpg Earthborn9.jpg manage 73 K 28 Nov 2013 - 17:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
EarthbornBJ.jpgjpg EarthbornBJ.jpg manage 74 K 07 Feb 2012 - 22:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
EarthbornEI.jpgjpg EarthbornEI.jpg manage 48 K 11 Dec 2012 - 20:07 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
EarthbornJPG.JPGJPG EarthbornJPG.JPG manage 66 K 30 Mar 2010 - 17:57 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
TbEarthBornEJ.jpgjpg TbEarthBornEJ.jpg manage 33 K 16 Aug 2012 - 18:07 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Elm Jensen
earlborn.jpgjpg earlborn.jpg manage 32 K 28 Nov 2018 - 03:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
earthborn00.jpgjpg earthborn00.jpg manage 81 K 11 Jul 2021 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
earthborn01.jpgjpg earthborn01.jpg manage 58 K 14 Nov 2014 - 04:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
earthborn02.jpgjpg earthborn02.jpg manage 58 K 27 Dec 2014 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
earthborn03.jpgjpg earthborn03.jpg manage 180 K 28 May 2017 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
earthborn04.jpgjpg earthborn04.jpg manage 147 K 03 Jul 2018 - 02:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
earthborn08.jpgjpg earthborn08.jpg manage 81 K 11 Jul 2013 - 17:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
earthborn09.JPGJPG earthborn09.JPG manage 90 K 15 Jun 2014 - 19:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
earthborn2.jpgjpg earthborn2.jpg manage 208 K 15 Nov 2020 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
earthborn3.jpgjpg earthborn3.jpg manage 222 K 29 Dec 2017 - 01:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
earthborn4.jpgjpg earthborn4.jpg manage 294 K 25 Nov 2017 - 22:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
earthborn5.jpgjpg earthborn5.jpg manage 650 K 07 Aug 2017 - 01:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriswarehouse
earthborn6.jpgjpg earthborn6.jpg manage 48 K 01 Apr 2013 - 15:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
earthborn7.JPGJPG earthborn7.JPG manage 125 K 22 Jun 2013 - 01:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
earthborn8.JPGJPG earthborn8.JPG manage 219 K 02 Aug 2022 - 18:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
earthborn9.JPGJPG earthborn9.JPG manage 360 K 18 Jan 2021 - 03:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r39 - 02 Aug 2022, TLaurin
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