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■(TB) 'Then Again'

1989, Byers

'Then Again' (Monty Byers, R. 1988). Seedling# D10-103. TB, 34" (86 cm), very early to midseason bloom and rebloom. Ruffled medium blue violet; blue beard tipped yellow orange. 'Soap Opera' X 'Brother Carl'. Moonshine Gardens 1989.

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Photo by NolaPhoto by John Clinton ColleyPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Blue J Iris


From Moonshine Gardens catalog, 1989: THEN AGAIN - 34" VE-M. Dl0-103: SOAP OPERA X BROTHER CARL. Medium blue-violet with blue beards tipped yellow-orange. This sib of BANANA CREAM can be a near everbloomer--blooming again and again and again and again. Last year a single year old plant in our RE bed started blooming in early April with the very first bravest TBs, then bloomed 3 more times in June and again 3 more times--in July, October and November! Seven stalks!! Usual!y blooms September thru November here. Medium sized flowers on medium sized stalks. Good to very good in all respects. $30.00


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-03-03
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ThenAgain12.jpgjpg ThenAgain12.jpg manage 44 K 16 Sep 2012 - 17:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Then_AgainN.jpgjpg Then_AgainN.jpg manage 44 K 24 Oct 2011 - 16:51 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
thenagain01.jpgjpg thenagain01.jpg manage 140 K 23 Sep 2019 - 15:35 TerryLaurin Photo by John Clinton Colley
thenagain1.jpgjpg thenagain1.jpg manage 116 K 18 Jul 2019 - 22:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 22 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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