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■(TB) 'Spectacular Bid'

1981, Denney

'Spectacular Bid' (Don Denney, R. 1981). Seedling# D74-62. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled, smooth red black; self beard. 'Manuel' X 'Royal Trumpeter'. Cottage Gardens 1981. High Commendation 1980 (under name), Exhibition Certificate 1980 (under name); Honorable Mention 1983; Award of Merit 1986.

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From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing SPECTACULAR BID (Don Denney, 1981). TB, M-L, 36". These large, ruffled, smooth red-black flowers with self beards are well displayed on stalks with 4 and 5-way branching. This outstanding branching produces up to 15 flowers over a long blooming season. It's the most spectacular branching we've seen-- remember when branching was a problem with reds? No more! SPECTACULAR BID'S hardiness and vigorous increase have proved their qualities in the deep South, in New England as well as here in California. A stalk carried from California to Tulsa was judged to be the best seedling at the 1980 National Iris Show at the Tulsa AIS Convention. It's sure to look better (fresh) in your garden. (MANUEL X ROYAL TRUMPETER). EC. '80, HC '80. $25.00. Cottage 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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-10
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SpectacularBid01.JPGJPG SpectacularBid01.JPG manage 67 K 06 Dec 2014 - 16:21 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SpectacularBid010.JPGJPG SpectacularBid010.JPG manage 105 K 31 Aug 2021 - 18:46 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SpectacularBid02.jpgjpg SpectacularBid02.jpg manage 69 K 11 Apr 2014 - 12:30 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
SpectacularBid03.jpgjpg SpectacularBid03.jpg manage 63 K 11 Apr 2014 - 12:31 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
SpectacularBid2.jpgjpg SpectacularBid2.jpg manage 225 K 13 May 2020 - 19:45 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Spectacular Bid'
SpectacularBidEI.jpgjpg SpectacularBidEI.jpg manage 41 K 19 Dec 2012 - 20:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Spectacular_Bid_2.jpgjpg Spectacular_Bid_2.jpg manage 58 K 21 Sep 2014 - 21:40 Main.georgebacon  
Spectacular_Bid__Denney_81a.JPGJPG Spectacular_Bid__Denney_81a.JPG manage 61 K 10 Jan 2010 - 11:12 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
SpectaculorBidBHI.JPGJPG SpectaculorBidBHI.JPG manage 97 K 02 Mar 2012 - 14:34 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
spec01.jpgjpg spec01.jpg manage 78 K 28 Jun 2015 - 03:04 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
spec02.JPGJPG spec02.JPG manage 68 K 08 Jul 2014 - 15:31 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
spec03.JPGJPG spec03.JPG manage 69 K 08 Jul 2014 - 15:33 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
spectacularbid1.JPGJPG spectacularbid1.JPG manage 171 K 03 Mar 2020 - 18:55 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
spectacularbid2.JPGJPG spectacularbid2.JPG manage 173 K 03 Mar 2020 - 19:10 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
spectacularbid3.JPGJPG spectacularbid3.JPG manage 171 K 03 Mar 2020 - 19:12 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
spectacularbid5.JPGJPG spectacularbid5.JPG manage 231 K 29 Jun 2023 - 22:19 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
spectacularbid50.JPGJPG spectacularbid50.JPG manage 151 K 29 Jun 2023 - 22:19 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r24 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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