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■(TB) 'Spyglass Hill'

1982, Gibson

'Spyglass Hill' (Richard Gibson, R. 1982). Seedling# H-16-1. TB, 37" (94 cm). Midseason bloom and re-bloom. Standards tan; falls tan, edged deep lavender purple. ('Kimberly' x 'Melodrama') X ('Cayenne Capers' x 'Thundercloud'). Maryott's Gardens 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #245 July 1982 Introducing SPYGLASS HILL (Dick Gibson) TB, 37". Unusual reblooming plicata with tan standards and lavender-rimmed falls. Tremendous branching and superb form. (Kimberly x Melodrama) X (Cayenne Capers x Thundercloud). $25.00. Maryott's Iris 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
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SpyglassHill01.jpgjpg SpyglassHill01.jpg manage 97 K 09 Apr 2015 - 02:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
SpyglassHill02.jpgjpg SpyglassHill02.jpg manage 69 K 11 Apr 2014 - 11:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SpyglassHill03.JPGJPG SpyglassHill03.JPG manage 96 K 11 Apr 2014 - 11:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Spyglass_Hill_1982_TB.jpgjpg Spyglass_Hill_1982_TB.jpg manage 66 K 03 Jan 2012 - 13:29 UnknownUser Photo by Pierre Anfosso - France
spyglasshill2.jpgjpg spyglasshill2.jpg manage 82 K 14 Nov 2013 - 21:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
spyglasshill9.JPGJPG spyglasshill9.JPG manage 355 K 01 Feb 2021 - 13:31 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r12 - 28 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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