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■(TB) 'Tarn Hows'

1955, Randall

'Tarn Hows' (Harry Randall, R. 1951) TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-O1. Self of tobacco-brown. 'Alpine Glow' X 'Melodist'. Fairmount 1955. Selected for Wisley, British Dykes Medal 1958.

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Taken in Doris Rebertphoto courtesy Nancy McDonaldTarn Hows flPhoto by Mike Unser at Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Seagate Irises-United KingdomPhoto by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United KingdomPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Izidor GolobPhoto by Izidor GolobPhoto by Izidor GolobPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-CanadaPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Exline Iris Garden
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References:

TARN HOWS (Randall 1955) M. Rich gleaming Cedar Wood Brown that glows and glistens in the sunlight best describes this iris. The flowers are finely formed with broad highly domed standards and widely flaring falls. It has a firmness and smoothness of texture that is seldom found in a brown iris for so many of them have pronounced venations and often lack sun resistance. I have tested this iris in my garden and thoroughly agree with the comments from England. "A clump that was growing in the Randall garden was a most impressive sight and was described as an advance development near perfection." Tall, well branched with many flowers it is a handsome and distinctive iris, and is most impressive on the show bench. Tarn Hows has been selected for trial at Wisley. Introduced exclusively by us in the United States. 38 in. $20.00. Fairmount Gardens, Lowell, Massachusetts. Iris Catalog 1955.
 

Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here


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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-12-31
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_6600.jpgjpg IMG_6600.jpg manage 66 K 17 Feb 2017 - 18:55 DavidPotembski Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2015, Westminster, MD
TarnHowsEI.jpgjpg TarnHowsEI.jpg manage 23 K 21 Dec 2012 - 14:14 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Tarn_Hows_fl.jpgjpg Tarn_Hows_fl.jpg manage 40 K 21 Feb 2011 - 19:28 IrisP  
rsz_tarnhowes-jb.jpgjpg rsz_tarnhowes-jb.jpg manage 71 K 11 Feb 2013 - 21:44 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Nancy McDonald
tarnhoesunser.jpgjpg tarnhoesunser.jpg manage 108 K 13 Jan 2022 - 13:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser at Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
tarnhows01.jpgjpg tarnhows01.jpg manage 22 K 13 Sep 2014 - 15:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
tarnhows010.JPGJPG tarnhows010.JPG manage 181 K 10 Feb 2024 - 15:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
tarnhows02.JPGJPG tarnhows02.JPG manage 68 K 19 Jun 2014 - 15:50 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
tarnhows03.JPGJPG tarnhows03.JPG manage 56 K 05 Mar 2015 - 03:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Izidor Golob
tarnhows04.JPGJPG tarnhows04.JPG manage 51 K 05 Mar 2015 - 03:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Izidor Golob
tarnhows05.JPGJPG tarnhows05.JPG manage 74 K 05 Mar 2015 - 03:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Izidor Golob
tarnhows06.JPGJPG tarnhows06.JPG manage 363 K 20 Feb 2019 - 03:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
tarnhows1.JPGJPG tarnhows1.JPG manage 589 K 30 Jul 2018 - 19:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
tarnhows3.JPGJPG tarnhows3.JPG manage 998 K 30 Jul 2018 - 19:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
tarnhows9.JPGJPG tarnhows9.JPG manage 79 K 02 Sep 2021 - 10:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 10 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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