■(TB) 'Full Tide'
, R. 1972). Seedling# 9-14E16. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards wisteria blue (RHS 93D); falls blue (92A); light yellow beard brushed blue; ruffled. 'Babbling Brook'
X seedling# 3-12C1: (('Lipstick'
x 'Country Cuzzin'
) x 'Bright Cloud'
). Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1972.
| From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing FULL TIDE (O.L. Brown '72) TB. Mid. 38-40 in. Large, beautifully ruffled and fluted Wisteria blue with soft blue beards. Excellent branching and bud count. HC '70 under #9-14E16. NET $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
| FULL TIDE (Opal Brown) was Dykes Medal quality and didn't make it. This tall, show-stalked light blue has a hairline edge of silver mixed in the heavy ruffling. Very vigorous. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 35.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
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