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■(TB) 'Opal Brown'

1996, Meek

'Opal Brown' (Duane Meek, R. 1996). Seedling# 57-6-0. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards snow white, base flushed apricot; style arms white; falls deep apricot, lighter below beard, irregular white margin; beards deep melon; ruffled. 'Magharee' X 'Champagne Girl'. D. & J. Gardens 1996. Honorable Mention 1998; Winner of Moscow International TB Iris Competition 2000 (first place).

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Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCEIriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCEIriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCEPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-RussiaPhoto by Evgeny Nazarov-UkrainePhoto by Evgeny Nazarov-UkrainePhoto by Evgeny Nazarov-UkrainePhoto by Evgeny Nazarov-UkrainePhoto by Evgeny Nazarov-UkrainePhoto by Eugene Nazarov-UkrainePhoto scanned from the 2003 CooleyPhoto by LoktevPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by LoktevPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto from The Iris Farm

References:

From AIS Bulletin #301 April 1996 Introducing OPAL BROWN (D. Meek) TB, M, 35". Snowy white standards flushed apricot at midrib base; falls deep apricot with irregular white margins & lighter area below melon beard. Fringed white styles, exquisite form & ruffling, 3 branches, 7 buds. Magharee X Champagne Girl. Seedling #57-6-0. $35.00. D&J Gardens.
 

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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
  • My parents, Duane and Joyce Meek were dear friends to Opal Brown whom I only met once before she passed away. She was a mentor of sorts to my parents as she had been hybridizing iris for many years and she admired the work of my Dad and Mom. It is befitting that this flower, named after her, won the 2000 Moscow International medal for best flower that year. -- WikiGuest - 22 Dec 2019
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OpalBrown-2015-6.JPGJPG OpalBrown-2015-6.JPG manage 45 K 13 Dec 2015 - 10:21 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
OpalBrown-2015-8.JPGJPG OpalBrown-2015-8.JPG manage 49 K 13 Dec 2015 - 10:21 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
OpalBrown-2015-9.JPGJPG OpalBrown-2015-9.JPG manage 51 K 13 Dec 2015 - 10:21 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
OpalBrownIF.jpgjpg OpalBrownIF.jpg manage 28 K 28 Nov 2011 - 20:03 BetsyHiggins Photo from The Iris Farm
opalbrown01.jpgjpg opalbrown01.jpg manage 57 K 09 Sep 2015 - 22:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
opalbrown02.jpgjpg opalbrown02.jpg manage 246 K 29 Mar 2016 - 21:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
opalbrown03.jpgjpg opalbrown03.jpg manage 70 K 02 Nov 2017 - 01:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
opalbrown04.jpgjpg opalbrown04.jpg manage 112 K 02 Nov 2017 - 01:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
opalbrown05.jpgjpg opalbrown05.jpg manage 85 K 02 Nov 2017 - 01:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
opalbrown06.jpgjpg opalbrown06.jpg manage 77 K 02 Nov 2017 - 01:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
opalbrown07.jpgjpg opalbrown07.jpg manage 204 K 19 Dec 2017 - 23:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
opalbrown070.jpgjpg opalbrown070.jpg manage 66 K 24 Jul 2021 - 19:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
opalbrown09.JPGJPG opalbrown09.JPG manage 323 K 15 Jan 2021 - 20:03 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
opalbrown1.jpgjpg opalbrown1.jpg manage 23 K 28 Jul 2017 - 02:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
opalbrown2.jpgjpg opalbrown2.jpg manage 47 K 06 Apr 2013 - 13:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
opalbrown3.jpgjpg opalbrown3.jpg manage 35 K 06 Oct 2013 - 16:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
opalbrown4.jpgjpg opalbrown4.jpg manage 71 K 13 Nov 2013 - 03:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
opalbrown8.jpgjpg opalbrown8.jpg manage 127 K 08 Jul 2020 - 01:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
opalbrown9.jpgjpg opalbrown9.jpg manage 138 K 08 Jul 2020 - 01:21 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r25 - 13 Oct 2022, Harloiris
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