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■(TB) 'Howdy Do'

1986, Byers

'Howdy Do' (Monty Byers, R. 1985). Seedling# A-0-3. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early to late bloom. Ruffled silver white, faint yellow glow at hafts; blue white beard tipped cadmium orange, 1" blue horns. 'Actress' X 'Sky Hooks'. Moonshine Gardens 1986. Honorable Mention 1989.

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References

From AIS Bulletin #260 January 1986 Introducing HOWDY DO (Byers '86) Sdlg. A-0-3: Actress X Sky Hooks. TB, 35", E-L. Silverwhite with faint yellow glow at hafts and bushy blue-white beards heavily tipped cadmium orange; blue horns. Perky personable flowers that are ruffled. Domed standards and very flared falls, but the hafts aren't as wide as one could wish. The strongest of all, it's growing in several parts of the country including very cold winter areas and is performing super well everywhere. Multiple show stalks 6-8 buds, loads of increases. Fragrant at times. An excellent parent. $25.00. Moonshine Gardens.
 

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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-03-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HOWDYDO01.jpgjpg HOWDYDO01.jpg manage 119 K 06 Dec 2015 - 00:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Howdy Do 2-2.jpgjpg Howdy Do 2-2.jpg manage 54 K 05 Apr 2023 - 15:59 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
Howdy Do2.jpgjpg Howdy Do2.jpg manage 36 K 14 May 2021 - 16:09 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
Howdy-DoN.jpgjpg Howdy-DoN.jpg manage 25 K 22 Oct 2011 - 19:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
HowdyDo01.JPGJPG HowdyDo01.JPG manage 53 K 24 Nov 2014 - 22:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HowdyDo02.JPGJPG HowdyDo02.JPG manage 64 K 19 Aug 2021 - 15:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HowdyDo03.jpgjpg HowdyDo03.jpg manage 155 K 17 Sep 2017 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
HowdyDo04.JPGJPG HowdyDo04.JPG manage 124 K 25 Aug 2016 - 19:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
HowdyDo05.jpgjpg HowdyDo05.jpg manage 98 K 17 Apr 2020 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
HowdyDo12BHI.jpgjpg HowdyDo12BHI.jpg manage 67 K 21 Apr 2012 - 19:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HowdyDoAA.jpgjpg HowdyDoAA.jpg manage 41 K 16 Feb 2011 - 15:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
HowdyDoEI.jpgjpg HowdyDoEI.jpg manage 37 K 13 Dec 2012 - 21:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Howdy_Do_KWW.jpgjpg Howdy_Do_KWW.jpg manage 54 K 15 Jan 2017 - 18:05 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; my garden, Concord, CA
IMG_3085-X2_howdy_do.jpgjpg IMG_3085-X2_howdy_do.jpg manage 215 K 21 Feb 2016 - 03:30 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
howdtdo7.JPGJPG howdtdo7.JPG manage 204 K 19 Apr 2023 - 15:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Iris Garden taken at the 2023 Sacramento Iris Society Flower Show
howdy01.jpgjpg howdy01.jpg manage 75 K 12 Jun 2015 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
howdydo01.jpgjpg howdydo01.jpg manage 29 K 24 Jul 2014 - 23:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rainbow Iris Farm
howdydo02.JPGJPG howdydo02.JPG manage 69 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:52 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
howdydo03.JPGJPG howdydo03.JPG manage 73 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:54 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
howdydo04.JPGJPG howdydo04.JPG manage 63 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:55 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
howdydo05.jpgjpg howdydo05.jpg manage 20 K 03 Sep 2015 - 18:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
howdydo4.jpgjpg howdydo4.jpg manage 111 K 26 Apr 2017 - 13:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
howdydo5.jpgjpg howdydo5.jpg manage 61 K 09 Nov 2013 - 16:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
howdydo9.jpgjpg howdydo9.jpg manage 110 K 25 Mar 2023 - 02:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
howdydodelane1.jpgjpg howdydodelane1.jpg manage 107 K 04 Dec 2021 - 21:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
howdydodelane10.jpgjpg howdydodelane10.jpg manage 103 K 04 Dec 2021 - 21:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r42 - 16 May 2023, davepote
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