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■(TB) 'Life Of Riley'

1993, McWhirter

'Life Of Riley' (James McWhirter, R. 1992). Seedling# J88-15-4. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards peach; falls rose tan; beards bright red; ruffled; slight fragrance. 'Cameo Concert' X 'Role Model'. Cottage 1993. Honorable Mention 1995.

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Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New ZealandPhoto by NolaPhoto by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by John BrucePhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Amazing Iris Garden-New ZealandColleen Modra PhotoPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Pleasants Valley Iris FarmPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d


From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing LIFE OF RILEY (McWhirter) 36", M. With apricot-peach standards topping mauve dusty-rose falls set off by bright tangerine beards, the good mood created by this iris will ensure your garden lives the LIFE OF RILEY each and every Spring. See color centerfold ad this issue. $35.00. Cottage Gardens.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-04
  • Where can I buy one of these in England -- WikiGuest - 28 Aug 2023
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LIFEOFRILEY01.jpgjpg LIFEOFRILEY01.jpg manage 157 K 07 Dec 2015 - 03:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Life-of-Riley1.jpgjpg Life-of-Riley1.jpg manage 26 K 19 Sep 2016 - 20:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
Life-of-RileyNN.jpgjpg Life-of-RileyNN.jpg manage 26 K 08 Nov 2011 - 19:55 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
LifeOfRiley05.JPGJPG LifeOfRiley05.JPG manage 72 K 28 Mar 2014 - 21:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
LifeOfRiley1.JPGJPG LifeOfRiley1.JPG manage 146 K 25 Aug 2016 - 21:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
LifeOfRiley12BHI.jpgjpg LifeOfRiley12BHI.jpg manage 91 K 23 Apr 2012 - 20:27 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LifeOfRiley281006.jpgjpg LifeOfRiley281006.jpg manage 15 K 12 Nov 2010 - 19:36 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Life_Of_Riley.jpgjpg Life_Of_Riley.jpg manage 39 K 04 Jan 2010 - 22:29 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
LifeofRiley2.jpgjpg LifeofRiley2.jpg manage 144 K 12 Sep 2017 - 03:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
life01.jpgjpg life01.jpg manage 78 K 13 Jun 2015 - 21:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
lifeofriley01.jpgjpg lifeofriley01.jpg manage 63 K 11 Nov 2014 - 22:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
lifeofriley02.jpgjpg lifeofriley02.jpg manage 524 K 02 Jan 2016 - 19:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
lifeofriley03.jpgjpg lifeofriley03.jpg manage 78 K 16 Jul 2019 - 20:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
lifeofriley5.jpgjpg lifeofriley5.jpg manage 35 K 05 Apr 2013 - 13:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
lifeofriley6.jpgjpg lifeofriley6.jpg manage 52 K 24 Aug 2013 - 13:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
lifeofriley7.jpgjpg lifeofriley7.jpg manage 79 K 11 Nov 2013 - 12:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r31 - 29 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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