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■(TB) 'Tambourine'

1969, Babson

'Tambourine' (Sanford Babson, R. 1968). Seedling# P108-2. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards bright gold, tinged yellow; falls blend of plum-blue and garnet. 'Apropos' X unknown. Melrose 1969. High Commendation 1968; Honorable Mention 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #193 April 1969 Introducing TAMBOURINE (Sanford Babson). TB. 34". (Apropos X ?) One of the most talked of irises seen at the 1968 convention. Amber gold standards, blended mulberry; cordovan and blue falls, all extremely wide and ruffled. Going fast. NET $25.00. Melrose Gardens.
NOTE: Tambourine was first introduced in 1955 as Sdlg. C44-1,color Y4P; (Snow Flurry x Mexico). In 1968 the name was released and assigned to Tambourine, Sdlg. P108-2, color code Y4RV; (Apropos x unknown). AIS Bulletins #141 (Apr 1956); pg. 108, and #192 (Jan 1969); pg. 47.


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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Tambourine01.JPGJPG Tambourine01.JPG manage 71 K 07 Dec 2014 - 23:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Tambourine010.JPGJPG Tambourine010.JPG manage 81 K 02 Sep 2021 - 01:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Tambourine02.JPGJPG Tambourine02.JPG manage 59 K 02 Jun 2015 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Tambourine12BHI.jpgjpg Tambourine12BHI.jpg manage 70 K 06 May 2012 - 14:03 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TambourineEI.jpgjpg TambourineEI.jpg manage 22 K 21 Dec 2012 - 14:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
tambourine01.jpgjpg tambourine01.jpg manage 73 K 29 Jun 2015 - 22:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
tambourine02.JPGJPG tambourine02.JPG manage 90 K 19 Jun 2014 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
tambourine03.JPGJPG tambourine03.JPG manage 87 K 19 Jun 2014 - 15:42 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
tambourine1.jpgjpg tambourine1.jpg manage 92 K 21 Apr 2016 - 19:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
tambourine2.jpgjpg tambourine2.jpg manage 96 K 21 Apr 2016 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
tambourine3.jpgjpg tambourine3.jpg manage 84 K 21 Apr 2016 - 19:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r25 - 23 Apr 2022, Harloiris
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