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■(TB) 'Rancho Grande'

1988, Ghio

'Rancho Grande' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1987). Seedling# 83-7-D3. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards mocha brown; falls honey mocha; honey beard. (('Financier' x 'Temple Gold') x 'Speculator') X 'Speculator'. Bay View Gardens 1988.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1988: RANCHO GRANDE, 34 inches, EM. $35.00. A magnificent bloom showing its strong Speculator heritage: Semi-flaring form, generously edged with scalloped ruffles. The domed standards are honey tan, and the wide falls are lighter toned honey mocha; a large splendid reverse bitone. Free flowering, very vigorous, with a tendency to send up auxiliary stalks late in the season. No. 83-7-03: ((Financier x Temple Gold) x Speculator) X Speculator.


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.

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BHP_0542-X2_rancho_grande.jpgjpg BHP_0542-X2_rancho_grande.jpg manage 165 K 20 Feb 2016 - 06:47 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Rancho-Grande.jpgjpg Rancho-Grande.jpg manage 44 K 11 Nov 2010 - 09:29 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Rancho-GrandeNN.jpgjpg Rancho-GrandeNN.jpg manage 27 K 09 Nov 2011 - 22:43 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
RanchoGrand291008_copy.jpgjpg RanchoGrand291008_copy.jpg manage 38 K 11 Nov 2010 - 09:29 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
RanchoGrande-2015-1.JPGJPG RanchoGrande-2015-1.JPG manage 35 K 06 Dec 2015 - 08:23 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
RanchoGrande-2015-2.JPGJPG RanchoGrande-2015-2.JPG manage 36 K 06 Dec 2015 - 08:23 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
RanchoGrande01.jpgjpg RanchoGrande01.jpg manage 184 K 28 Feb 2017 - 21:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Rancho_Grande1_fl.jpgjpg Rancho_Grande1_fl.jpg manage 45 K 19 Apr 2011 - 18:45 IrisP  
Rancho_Grande_com.jpgjpg Rancho_Grande_com.jpg manage 43 K 02 Apr 2011 - 09:57 Main.Selina49 Rancho Grande at Selina's Iris Garden
ranchgrande5.JPGJPG ranchgrande5.JPG manage 225 K 13 Feb 2024 - 16:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
ranchogrande01.jpgjpg ranchogrande01.jpg manage 51 K 06 Sep 2014 - 13:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
ranchogrande02.jpgjpg ranchogrande02.jpg manage 115 K 31 Oct 2015 - 02:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
ranchogrande03.jpgjpg ranchogrande03.jpg manage 114 K 31 Oct 2015 - 02:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
ranchogrande09.JPGJPG ranchogrande09.JPG manage 337 K 12 Jan 2021 - 21:19 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
ranchogrande7.jpgjpg ranchogrande7.jpg manage 68 K 14 Nov 2013 - 04:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
ranchograndeAA.jpgjpg ranchograndeAA.jpg manage 64 K 18 Feb 2011 - 21:29 BetsyHiggins Photo by Argyle Acres
Topic revision: r25 - 13 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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