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■(TB) 'Memory Song'

1989, Brown

'Memory Song' (Opal Brown, R. 1988). Seedling# 82-3820. TB, 31" (79 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards brick red (Wilson 016/1); falls same, edged slightly lighter; red (RHS 44B) beard. 'Far Corners' X seedling# 77-2C1: ('Electrabrite' x ('Instant Charm' x 'Schiaparelli')). Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1989. High Commendation 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #273 April 1989 Introducing MEMORY SONG (0. Brown '89) TB, 31-32", ML. Standards are lightly ruffled, closed, and of a rather unique coloring of brick red (Wilson 01611). The lightly ruffled, flaring falls are the same with deeper brick coloring on the shoulders and 1/4" edge of light tannish orange. Deep solid orange red beards add lustre. Adequate branching with 7 buds. Sib to Artist's Whim. This is the guest iris #82-3B20 seen in the P. Parrish garden in Oklahoma City in 1988, referred to as cayenne pepper, paprika and/or tomato soup. Flowers lighten with maturity. $30.00. Brown's Sunnyhill 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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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-11-04
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MEMORY-SONG-WEB.jpgjpg MEMORY-SONG-WEB.jpg manage 50 K 04 Jan 2012 - 01:01 Main.jesseejames maybe i'm not sure
memorysong2.jpgjpg memorysong2.jpg manage 31 K 05 Apr 2013 - 19:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
memorysong9.jpgjpg memorysong9.jpg manage 91 K 26 Mar 2023 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r14 - 26 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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