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■(TB) 'Song Of Erin'

1971, Roach

'Song Of Erin' (Lura Roach, R. 1969). Seedling 67-20A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-YG3PLcm, Standards uranium green (RHS 63/3), texture veins and base 63/1; falls sap green (62/3), blush at (haft 63/2, edge of falls deepens to 63/2; beard mustard tipped blue. Seedling 64-49: ('Clancy' x 'Mixed Emotions') x (('White Ruffles' x 'Yussuf') x 'Burnt Cork')) X seedling 63-20A: ('Exotic Blue' x ((('Char-Maize' x (('Alta California' x 'Indian Chief') x 'Lucre')) x 'Clancy'))). Riverbank Gardens 1971. Honorable Mention 1972; Award of Merit 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing SONG OF ERIN. Sdlg. 67-20A. (Involved breeding on request). We are pleased to introduce this blue-bearded iris of unusual coloring. Standards light uranium-green with deeper flush at base. Outer edges of sap-green falls have faint flush of uranium-green which deepens to a blush at hafts. Petals broad, rounded, somewhat ruffled, and of smooth texture. Blooms early to midseason, with 3-4 way branching on 36" stalks. HC '69.'70. $25.00. Riverbank Gardens.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SongOfErin04.JPGJPG SongOfErin04.JPG manage 162 K 01 Sep 2016 - 12:18 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
SongOfErin_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg SongOfErin_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 63 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:30 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
SongOfErin_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg SongOfErin_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 69 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:30 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
SongOfErin_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpgjpg SongOfErin_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpg manage 68 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:31 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
song_of_erin_fl.jpgjpg song_of_erin_fl.jpg manage 70 K 12 Aug 2012 - 13:48 IrisP  
songoferin01.JPGJPG songoferin01.JPG manage 755 K 07 Jan 2017 - 22:17 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
songoferin02.JPGJPG songoferin02.JPG manage 79 K 08 Jul 2014 - 02:33 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
songoferin1.jpgjpg songoferin1.jpg manage 32 K 10 Dec 2018 - 21:42 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
songoferin5.jpgjpg songoferin5.jpg manage 64 K 14 Nov 2013 - 23:58 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
songoferin8.JPGJPG songoferin8.JPG manage 173 K 29 Jun 2023 - 22:08 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1976
songoferin9.JPGJPG songoferin9.JPG manage 208 K 09 Mar 2023 - 00:35 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin -1975 AIS Convention-Hammer Garden
Topic revision: r25 - 10 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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