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■(TB) 'Merry Amigo'

2009, Blyth

'Merry Amigo' (Barry Blyth, R. 2009). Seedling P3-1. TB, 38" (97 cm). Very early to midseason bloom. Standards pure white; falls red violet, well-defined 1/8" white edge; beards bright tangerine-orange. 'Decadence' X 'Pennant Fever'. Tempo Two 2009/10.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Keith KeppelPhoto by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Keith KeppelTaken at Keith Keppelphoto by Rachel MarksPhoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaMerry Amigo@TheLab, Grand Prairie, Txby Barry Blyth, Tempo Two, Australiaby Barry Blyth, Tempo Two, AustraliaMerry Amigo@TheLab, Grand Prairie, TxPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Napa Country Iris GardenPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Lauers FlowersPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by LauerPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Alla Chernoguz-UkrainePhoto by Judy Tapio-Jubilee GardensPhoto by Viktor Karpenko-UkrainePhoto by Gerard Raffaelli-FrancePhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.Photo by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Napa Country Iris GardensPhoto by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters FarmPhoto by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters FarmPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto by Robert Piatek-PolandPhoto by Robert Piatek-PolandPhoto by Robert Piatek-PolandPhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Mid-America GardenPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5aPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Superstition Iris GardensPhoto by Riversdale Irises-Australia.

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Hybridizer's comment: Striking in its contrast and an example of a true amoena with pure white standards with no other colour; falls are rich red violet and with a well defined 1/8" white edge, so precise. Beards are bright tangerine orange. Nice sculptured ruffling on the petals. Show branching. 50 or more years ago we grew a variety called 'Wabash'. This is a very modern updated version of that old favourite. Fertile but not easy.
 

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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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BHP_6374-X2_merry_amigo.jpgjpg BHP_6374-X2_merry_amigo.jpg manage 156 K 20 Feb 2016 - 04:41 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
DSCN2324.JPGJPG DSCN2324.JPG manage 68 K 24 Jul 2010 - 14:50 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Keith Keppel's garden.
DSCN2325.JPGJPG DSCN2325.JPG manage 68 K 24 Jul 2010 - 14:49 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Keith Keppel's garden.
KMerryAmigoclumpkp.JPGJPG KMerryAmigoclumpkp.JPG manage 42 K 07 Jan 2013 - 16:55 KentPfeiffer Taken at Keith Keppel's garden on May 21, 2011
MERRYAMIGO01.jpgjpg MERRYAMIGO01.jpg manage 132 K 07 Dec 2015 - 04:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
MERRYAMIGO02.jpgjpg MERRYAMIGO02.jpg manage 102 K 06 Mar 2017 - 03:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
MERRYAMIGO1.JPGJPG MERRYAMIGO1.JPG manage 180 K 23 Nov 2018 - 15:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.
MERRY_AMIGO_Stem_by_Barry_Blyth.jpgjpg MERRY_AMIGO_Stem_by_Barry_Blyth.jpg manage 74 K 29 Mar 2010 - 10:45 Main.Laymont+ by Barry Blyth, Tempo Two, Australia
MERRY_AMIGO_by_Barry_Blyth.jpgjpg MERRY_AMIGO_by_Barry_Blyth.jpg manage 55 K 29 Mar 2010 - 10:45 Main.Laymont+ by Barry Blyth, Tempo Two, Australia
Merry Amigo front rain 23 Oct.jpegjpeg Merry Amigo front rain 23 Oct.jpeg manage 819 K 29 Oct 2021 - 00:46 RachelMarks photo by Rachel Marks
MerryAmigo.jpgjpg MerryAmigo.jpg manage 69 K 25 Feb 2014 - 21:55 BrindaMandella Merry Amigo@TheLab, Grand Prairie, Tx
MerryAmigo01.jpgjpg MerryAmigo01.jpg manage 58 K 10 Oct 2014 - 22:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Garden
MerryAmigo04.JPGJPG MerryAmigo04.JPG manage 150 K 26 Aug 2016 - 01:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
MerryAmigo11.jpgjpg MerryAmigo11.jpg manage 58 K 17 Jul 2013 - 20:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
Merry_Amigo.jpgjpg Merry_Amigo.jpg manage 65 K 25 Feb 2014 - 21:55 BrindaMandella Merry Amigo@TheLab, Grand Prairie, Tx
merry-amigo1-16.jpgjpg merry-amigo1-16.jpg manage 102 K 18 Sep 2016 - 06:21 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
merry01.jpgjpg merry01.jpg manage 57 K 05 Feb 2015 - 21:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
merryamigo01.jpgjpg merryamigo01.jpg manage 82 K 22 Sep 2014 - 15:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
merryamigo02.jpgjpg merryamigo02.jpg manage 56 K 05 May 2014 - 16:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Lauers Flowers
merryamigo03.jpgjpg merryamigo03.jpg manage 63 K 10 Nov 2014 - 22:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
merryamigo04.jpgjpg merryamigo04.jpg manage 88 K 06 Jul 2013 - 14:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
merryamigo05.jpgjpg merryamigo05.jpg manage 59 K 17 Jun 2015 - 19:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
merryamigo06.jpgjpg merryamigo06.jpg manage 151 K 19 Mar 2017 - 14:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
merryamigo07.jpegjpeg merryamigo07.jpeg manage 79 K 25 Oct 2018 - 02:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Viktor Karpenko-Ukraine
merryamigo09.JPGJPG merryamigo09.JPG manage 192 K 29 Feb 2020 - 15:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
merryamigo1.JPGJPG merryamigo1.JPG manage 178 K 23 Mar 2020 - 15:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
merryamigo1.jpegjpeg merryamigo1.jpeg manage 97 K 25 Dec 2015 - 03:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
merryamigo12.JPGJPG merryamigo12.JPG manage 64 K 22 Jul 2013 - 19:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
merryamigo13.JPGJPG merryamigo13.JPG manage 32 K 22 Jul 2013 - 19:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
merryamigo14.JPGJPG merryamigo14.JPG manage 63 K 27 Aug 2013 - 19:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
merryamigo15.jpgjpg merryamigo15.jpg manage 70 K 12 Nov 2013 - 16:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
merryamigo16.JPGJPG merryamigo16.JPG manage 64 K 30 Jan 2014 - 04:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
merryamigo17.JPGJPG merryamigo17.JPG manage 69 K 30 Jan 2014 - 04:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
merryamigo18.JPGJPG merryamigo18.JPG manage 74 K 30 Jan 2014 - 04:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
merryamigo2.JPGJPG merryamigo2.JPG manage 182 K 23 Mar 2020 - 15:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
merryamigo21.jpgjpg merryamigo21.jpg manage 50 K 28 Feb 2014 - 17:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
merryamigo3.JPGJPG merryamigo3.JPG manage 180 K 16 Apr 2020 - 20:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
merryamigo4.JPGJPG merryamigo4.JPG manage 57 K 03 Jun 2013 - 00:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
merryamigo5.JPGJPG merryamigo5.JPG manage 299 K 16 Apr 2020 - 20:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
merryamigo6.jpgjpg merryamigo6.jpg manage 198 K 29 Nov 2017 - 16:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
merryamigo7.jpgjpg merryamigo7.jpg manage 37 K 05 Apr 2013 - 19:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
merryamigo8.jpgjpg merryamigo8.jpg manage 50 K 15 May 2013 - 22:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
merryamigo9.jpgjpg merryamigo9.jpg manage 56 K 13 Sep 2019 - 03:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia.
Topic revision: r61 - 26 Mar 2023, TerryLaurin
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