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■(TB) 'Song Of Spring'

1983, Hamblen

'Song Of Spring' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1982). Seedling# H76-27B. TB, 34" (86 cm). Late midseason bloom. Heavily laced and ruffled violet blue (RHS 97D); tangerine orange beard. Seedling# 71-44A: ('Flamingo Fling' x 'Lilac Flare') X 'Sugarplum Fairy'. Mission Bell 1983. High Commendation 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #248 January 1983 Introducing SONG OF SPRING. 34", ML. With the 1975 introduction of TB neglecta Rippling Clouds, we had written finis to this series of by-products from lines developed for pink/blue irises. That was before Song of Spring bloomed-one of those rare irises destined for introduction with its maiden bloom. Beautifully formed with an abundance of lacy ruffles. Closed standards violet-blue (970), arched flaring falls violet-blue (900) finely edged palest blue. Vibrant tangerine beards. Superb stalks. ((Flamingo Fling x lilac Flare) X Sugarplum Fairy). HC '82. #H76-27B. Net $25.00. Mission Bell 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
Song-of-SpringN.jpgjpg Song-of-SpringN.jpg manage 29 K 23 Oct 2011 - 23:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
SongOfSpring01.JPGJPG SongOfSpring01.JPG manage 58 K 06 Dec 2014 - 15:44 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SongOfSpring010.JPGJPG SongOfSpring010.JPG manage 81 K 31 Aug 2021 - 15:22 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SongOfSpring02.jpgjpg SongOfSpring02.jpg manage 71 K 11 Apr 2014 - 00:00 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
SongOfSpring03.jpgjpg SongOfSpring03.jpg manage 78 K 11 Apr 2014 - 00:01 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
SongOfSpring12BHI.jpgjpg SongOfSpring12BHI.jpg manage 84 K 04 May 2012 - 15:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SongofSpring04.jpgjpg SongofSpring04.jpg manage 62 K 31 Mar 2015 - 22:06 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black
songofspring01.jpgjpg songofspring01.jpg manage 63 K 07 Nov 2014 - 23:15 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
songofspring02.jpgjpg songofspring02.jpg manage 670 K 05 Jan 2016 - 17:23 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
songofspring3.jpgjpg songofspring3.jpg manage 45 K 09 Apr 2013 - 17:19 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
songofspring9.JPGJPG songofspring9.JPG manage 348 K 01 Feb 2021 - 03:52 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
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