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■(TB) 'Humming Bird'

1952, Knowlton

'Humming Bird' (Harold Knowlton, R. 1950). Seedling# 45-9B. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class OYL/Wy4, Pale buff and white bicolor. 'Snow Flurry' X 'Daybreak'. Fairmount 1952. High Commendation 1950 (under name); Honorable Mention 1952.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Gardenphoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


HUMMING BIRD (Knowlton 1952) M. Light and airy, the very ruffled flowers of Egyptian buff and white have great appeal in their luminous color harmony. The crisp fluted standards are buff, firmly held by the strong midrib. The broad flaring falls are white, lightly bordered with the buff of the standards, and the center of the flower is illumined by a deeper glow accentuated by the short orange beard. The flowers have firm texture, and are poised on strong well branched stalks. A charming iris. H. C., A. I. S. 1950. H. M., A. I. S. 1952. 40 in. $5.00. [Fairmount catalog, 1955]


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 - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HummingBird12BHI.jpgjpg HummingBird12BHI.jpg manage 91 K 21 Apr 2012 - 19:05 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Hummingbird01.JPGJPG Hummingbird01.JPG manage 71 K 24 Nov 2014 - 22:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Hummingbird02.JPGJPG Hummingbird02.JPG manage 80 K 19 Aug 2021 - 15:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
hummingbird1-jb.jpgjpg hummingbird1-jb.jpg manage 19 K 19 Feb 2013 - 14:54 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r13 - 27 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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