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■(TB) Spiced Honey'

1976, Hamner

'Spiced Honey' (Bernard Hamner, R. 1975). Seedling# 72-11. TB, 36-38" (91-97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Ruffled and lightly laced cinnamon bronze (RHS 165C) self, touch of blue on falls; yellow-orange beard. 'New Moon' X 'Honey Nectar'. Hamner 1976. Honorable Mention 1978.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing SPICED HONEY-TB, 36-38", ML. A welcome addition to the bronze color class is this cinnamon-bronze self of wide, ruffled form. Yellow orange beard. Strong, well-branched stalk plus many buds. A beauty. Sdlg. 72-11. New Moon X Honey Nectar. $25.00. Hamner's Iris Garden.


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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SpicedHoney01.JPGJPG SpicedHoney01.JPG manage 67 K 06 Dec 2014 - 16:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SpicedHoney02.JPGJPG SpicedHoney02.JPG manage 108 K 31 Aug 2021 - 18:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SpicedHoneyBHI.jpgjpg SpicedHoneyBHI.jpg manage 97 K 23 Nov 2011 - 14:26 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r10 - 07 Jul 2023, DougChyz
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