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■(TB) 'Lurid'

1987, Byers

'Lurid' (Monty Byers, R. 1986). Seedling# C86-3. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Lightly ruffled white; red orange beard, long horns. Seedling# A-3-1: ('Startler' x 'Sky Hooks') X 'Heaven Helped'. Moonshine Gardens 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing LURID (Byers '86) Sdlg. C86-3: (Startler x Sky Hooks) X Heaven Helped. TB, 36", M-L. White with red-orange beards and white horns. A startling eyecatcher that gets noticed. Consistently sports its long beckoning horns and has bright contrasting beards. Lightly ruffled flowers on excellent well budded stalks. A good bloomer and so strong, always producing loads of increases even in years when many are below par. One of the most vigorous irises ever here. From a homed reblooming sdlg. and has several reblooming sibs. Very fertile both ways; should be an excellent parent for rebloomers, space agers or reblooming space agers. $25.00. Moonshine 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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-05
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LURID_fl.jpgjpg LURID_fl.jpg manage 31 K 21 Mar 2011 - 06:14 IrisP  
Lurid01.JPGJPG Lurid01.JPG manage 42 K 26 Nov 2014 - 03:31 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LuridAA.jpgjpg LuridAA.jpg manage 41 K 17 Feb 2011 - 00:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
LuridEI.jpgjpg LuridEI.jpg manage 39 K 15 Dec 2012 - 20:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
LuridNN.jpgjpg LuridNN.jpg manage 27 K 08 Nov 2011 - 20:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Lurid___Byers_87.JPGJPG Lurid___Byers_87.JPG manage 55 K 05 Jan 2010 - 17:08 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
iris Lurid.JPGJPG iris Lurid.JPG manage 306 K 22 Jan 2023 - 14:22 EliseAMANN Iris Lurid
lurid01.jpgjpg lurid01.jpg manage 53 K 11 Nov 2014 - 22:43 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
lurid02.jpgjpg lurid02.jpg manage 94 K 14 Jun 2015 - 00:39 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
lurid09.JPGJPG lurid09.JPG manage 290 K 06 Dec 2020 - 15:19 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
lurid6.jpgjpg lurid6.jpg manage 26 K 05 Apr 2013 - 15:55 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
lurid7.jpgjpg lurid7.jpg manage 66 K 11 Nov 2013 - 03:00 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r24 - 25 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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