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■(TB) 'Tennessee Woman'

1990, Innerst

'Tennessee Woman' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1989). Seedling# 2988-5. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards medium brown; falls white, 1/4" purple trim on edge; bronze beard tipped yellow; slight sweet fragrance. 'Colortrak' X 'Ted Shiner'. Innerst 1990. Honorable Mention 1993, Award of Merit 1995.

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Photo by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-ItalyTaken in my garden in South AustraliaPhoto by C   T Iris PatchPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Iris City GardensPhoto by Elizabeth RienietsPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Elizabeth RienietsPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by Echo Iris GardenPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Yarrabee Garden   Iris-AustraliaPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto taken at 1993 AIS Fort Worth Convention by Verna Laurin at the Green Garden


From AIS Bulletin #277 April 1990 Introducing TENNESSEE WOMAN-Sdlg. 2988-5. TB. 36" E-M. Brown stds.; very white falls with heavy purple trim. Very clean, 3 branches, 7-9 buds. Beautiful stalks and clump. Fertile. Colortrak X Ted Shiner. $25.00. Sterling Innerst.


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
TENNESEEWOMAN6.JPGJPG TENNESEEWOMAN6.JPG manage 80 K 22 Nov 2013 - 17:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-Italy
Tennessee-Woman.jpgjpg Tennessee-Woman.jpg manage 32 K 30 Jun 2013 - 07:36 ColleenModra Taken in my garden in South Australia
Tennessee-WomanCT.jpgjpg Tennessee-WomanCT.jpg manage 46 K 04 Nov 2011 - 15:10 BetsyHiggins Photo by C & T Iris Patch
TennesseeWoman01.JPGJPG TennesseeWoman01.JPG manage 222 K 22 Dec 2016 - 21:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
TennesseeWoman02.jpgjpg TennesseeWoman02.jpg manage 102 K 14 Apr 2014 - 18:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TennesseeWoman4.jpgjpg TennesseeWoman4.jpg manage 75 K 06 Sep 2013 - 21:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
TennesseeWoman7.jpgjpg TennesseeWoman7.jpg manage 51 K 04 Feb 2014 - 23:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Yarrabee Garden & Iris-Australia
TennesseeWomanBJI.jpgjpg TennesseeWomanBJI.jpg manage 106 K 08 Apr 2012 - 16:36 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
Tennessee_Woman_TB_Sterling_Innerst_1990.jpgjpg Tennessee_Woman_TB_Sterling_Innerst_1990.jpg manage 76 K 19 Sep 2014 - 01:19 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
tennesseewoman01.jpgjpg tennesseewoman01.jpg manage 55 K 22 Aug 2014 - 22:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
tennesseewoman02.JPGJPG tennesseewoman02.JPG manage 465 K 26 Jan 2017 - 22:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
tennesseewoman1.jpgjpg tennesseewoman1.jpg manage 510 K 03 Dec 2019 - 23:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
tennesseewoman5.jpgjpg tennesseewoman5.jpg manage 84 K 16 Nov 2013 - 21:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
tennessewoman9.JPGJPG tennessewoman9.JPG manage 211 K 24 Apr 2023 - 01:57 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1993 AIS Fort Worth Convention by Verna Laurin at the Green Garden
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