, R. 1968) Seedling #65-158B. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards rosy brown; falls blend of brown, violet and red; ruffled; yellow-brown beard. 'Denver Mint'
X 'Moon River'
. Bay View Gardens 1970.
This iris used more than any other by Joseph Ghio in his hybridizing program.
| From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing Ponderosa (Denver Mint X Moon River). A very large bloom with rosy-brown standards and spreading falls of plum-brown. Multi-budded with serrated edge that makes for a bonanza of an iris. $25.00. Bay View Gardens.
| PONDEROSA is a blend of brown and violet in light shades that has two illustrious parents which passed along branching, substance, and vigor to it. Different, exciting, and very ruffled. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 14.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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