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■(TB) 'Tucson'

1970, Tucson

'Tucson' (Ben Hager, R. 1970). Seedling# T2126A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early midseason bloom. Caramel beige with orchid blaze on falls; orange-yellow beard. 'Commentary' X 'Gracie Pfost'. Melrose 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing TUCSON (Ben R. Hager). Named for the town in Arizona in appreciation of our friends there. Caramel beige, orchid blaze. NET 25.00. Melrose Gardens.


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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Tucson01.JPGJPG Tucson01.JPG manage 71 K 08 Dec 2014 - 04:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Tucson12BHI.jpgjpg Tucson12BHI.jpg manage 78 K 06 May 2012 - 19:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TucsonBHI.jpgjpg TucsonBHI.jpg manage 94 K 24 Nov 2011 - 00:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Tuscon02.JPGJPG Tuscon02.JPG manage 81 K 03 Sep 2021 - 01:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
tuscon1.jpgjpg tuscon1.jpg manage 107 K 21 Apr 2016 - 19:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
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