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■(TB) 'Ron'

1981, Hamblen

'Ron' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1979). Seedling# H74-79F. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards violet-blue (near RHS 96A); falls slightly lighter with lighter center area; beard subtle blending of yellow and blue. 'Silent Majesty' X 'Neptune's Pool'. Mission Bell 1981. High Commendation 1980 (seedling H74-79F), Honorable Mention 1983; Award of Merit 1985; Favorite Guest 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #240 January 1981 Introducing RON. 36", M. Large, lustrous violet-blue self. Broad, ruffled petals, domed standards, arched and flaring falls. Beards appear to be turquoise, an effect caused by subtle blending of yellow and blue hairs. Lacy style crests also show some turquoise. Strong stems, ideal bud placement. (Silent Majesty X Neptune's Pool). HC '80. #H74-79F. Named in honor of our good friend, Ron Mullin. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-09
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Ron12BHI.jpgjpg Ron12BHI.jpg manage 110 K 01 May 2012 - 14:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RonNN.jpgjpg RonNN.jpg manage 29 K 10 Nov 2011 - 15:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Ron__Hamblen_81.JPGJPG Ron__Hamblen_81.JPG manage 65 K 09 Jan 2010 - 16:59 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Ron_fl.jpgjpg Ron_fl.jpg manage 54 K 19 Apr 2011 - 18:57 IrisP  
ron01.jpgjpg ron01.jpg manage 195 K 01 Dec 2017 - 16:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
ron02.JPGJPG ron02.JPG manage 85 K 07 Jul 2014 - 02:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
ron03.jpgjpg ron03.jpg manage 189 K 10 Jan 2018 - 03:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
ron04.JPGJPG ron04.JPG manage 220 K 18 Dec 2020 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
ron1.jpgjpg ron1.jpg manage 44 K 05 Dec 2018 - 19:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
ron8.JPGJPG ron8.JPG manage 302 K 25 Jan 2021 - 03:32 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
ron9.JPGJPG ron9.JPG manage 327 K 02 Nov 2020 - 14:51 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1989 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r25 - 21 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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