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■(TB) 'Greatest Show On Earth'

2010, Kerr

'Greatest Show On Earth' (Frederick Kerr, R. 2009). Seedling# 04-044A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards medium melon-orange; style arms orange; falls velvet black, white area with dark veins around beards; beards melon, hairs tipped tangerine. 'Modern Era' X seedling# 01-031B: (seedling# 99-088A: 'Lena Baker' x seedling# 97-021A: ('Fresno Frolic' x 'Dear Jean')) x 'Next Millennium'). Rainbow Acres, Stanton 2010. Franklin Cook Cup 2012, Honorable Mention 2012; Award of Merit 2014.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Ken WalkerPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Judy Tapio-Jubilee GardensPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Napa Country Iris GardenPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2012Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyGreatestShowOnEarth aGreatestShowOnEarth bPhoto by Rainbow AcresPhoto by Martha RhoadesPhoto by Martha RhoadesPhoto by Martha Rhoades
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Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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 - 2011-03-07

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BHP_7339-X2_greatest_show_on_earth.jpgjpg BHP_7339-X2_greatest_show_on_earth.jpg manage 135 K 21 Feb 2016 - 08:05 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
DSCN5469.JPGJPG DSCN5469.JPG manage 71 K 25 Apr 2011 - 00:57 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN5472.JPGJPG DSCN5472.JPG manage 72 K 25 Apr 2011 - 00:56 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
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DSCN5583.JPGJPG DSCN5583.JPG manage 71 K 26 Apr 2011 - 03:45 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
GREATESTSHOWONEARTH9.jpgjpg GREATESTSHOWONEARTH9.jpg manage 249 K 31 Mar 2021 - 13:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
GreatestShowOnEarth01.JPGJPG GreatestShowOnEarth01.JPG manage 94 K 13 Mar 2016 - 20:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.
GreatestShowOnEarth03.JPGJPG GreatestShowOnEarth03.JPG manage 178 K 25 Aug 2016 - 16:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
GreatestShowOnEarth04.jpgjpg GreatestShowOnEarth04.jpg manage 149 K 02 Jun 2021 - 02:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
GreatestShowOnEarth05.jpgjpg GreatestShowOnEarth05.jpg manage 164 K 04 Jun 2021 - 11:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
GreatestShowOnEarth1.jpgjpg GreatestShowOnEarth1.jpg manage 44 K 13 Apr 2016 - 23:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Garden
GreatestShowOnEarthFK.JPGJPG GreatestShowOnEarthFK.JPG manage 42 K 23 Feb 2011 - 18:11 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rainbow Acres
GreatestShowOnEarth_a.JPGJPG GreatestShowOnEarth_a.JPG manage 74 K 01 Jun 2017 - 08:19 Main.Katja  
GreatestShowOnEarth_b.JPGJPG GreatestShowOnEarth_b.JPG manage 72 K 01 Jun 2017 - 08:19 Main.Katja  
Greatest_Show_on_Earth_KWW.JPGJPG Greatest_Show_on_Earth_KWW.JPG manage 73 K 11 May 2015 - 15:23 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker
greatestshow01.jpgjpg greatestshow01.jpg manage 70 K 03 Jul 2015 - 21:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
greatestshowonearth01.jpgjpg greatestshowonearth01.jpg manage 93 K 06 Feb 2017 - 22:24 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
greatestshowonearth02.jpgjpg greatestshowonearth02.jpg manage 643 K 01 Jan 2016 - 04:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
greatestshowonearth03.jpgjpg greatestshowonearth03.jpg manage 174 K 18 Mar 2017 - 15:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
greatestshowonearth04.jpgjpg greatestshowonearth04.jpg manage 161 K 26 Apr 2017 - 03:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
greatestshowonearth2.jpgjpg greatestshowonearth2.jpg manage 161 K 02 Jul 2018 - 03:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
greatestshowonearth6.jpgjpg greatestshowonearth6.jpg manage 62 K 23 Nov 2013 - 15:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
greatestshowonearth7.JPGJPG greatestshowonearth7.JPG manage 72 K 28 Dec 2013 - 14:55 TerryLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2012
greatestshowonearthrhoades.jpgjpg greatestshowonearthrhoades.jpg manage 231 K 28 Jan 2022 - 15:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
greatestshowonearthrhoades1.JPGJPG greatestshowonearthrhoades1.JPG manage 248 K 18 Jun 2022 - 02:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
greatestshowonearthrhoades10.JPGJPG greatestshowonearthrhoades10.JPG manage 281 K 21 Jun 2022 - 01:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
Topic revision: r36 - 21 Jun 2022, TerryLaurin
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