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■(TB) 'Sugar Tree'

1976, Bledsoe

'Sugar Tree' (William Bledsoe, R. 1974). Seedling# 69-3. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards cadmium yellow; falls white, cadmium yellow border; tangerine beard. 'Sunburst Duet' X 'Reta Fry'. Bledsoe 1976. Honorable Mention 1979; Franklin Cook Cup 1979; Favorite Guest Iris 1979.

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Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot


From AIS Bulletin #220 January 1976 Introducing SUGAR TREE-(Sunburst Duet X Reta Fry). TB, 38", good branching, 7 or more buds per stalk. Flower is crisp, flaring and very ruffled. Cadmium yellow standards; white falls with bright orange beard and cadmium yellow border. A real beauty! NET $25.00. William Bledsoe.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SugarTree02.JPGJPG SugarTree02.JPG manage 135 K 01 Sep 2016 - 12:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
sugartree01.JPGJPG sugartree01.JPG manage 91 K 08 Jul 2014 - 20:42 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r11 - 06 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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