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■(BB) 'Big Bang Theory'

2009, Jedlicka

'Big Bang Theory' ( L. and K. Jedlicka, R. 2008) Seedling #Jeda 4-37K22. BB, 26" (66 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards clear yellow, tangerine red speckles deep in throat, wide open to show style arms and flounces; style arms yellow, tangerine at base; falls clear yellow, tangerine striped hafts; beards bright tangerine, consistent multilayered carnation-like pompoms; ruffled, serrated edges. 'Thor's Lightning Bolt' X seedling #Jeda 2-1C3: ('Coral Point' x Leroy Meininger seedling "White Extra"). Blue J Iris 2009.

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Photo by Colin Campbell-Iris Hills FarmPhoto by South Jersey IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-GermanyPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-GermanyPhoto by Blue J Iris


From Blue J Iris online catalog, 2017: BIG BANG THEORY - Leonard & Kathryn Jedlicka, 2009, BB, SA 26”, M. This novelty is a spaceager taken to the extreme. The name, Big Bang Theory, is our speculation as to why the clear yellow standards open so wide to display the tangerine-red speckles deep inside & the yellow style arms with their tangerine bases. The horizontal falls are clear yellow with tangerine-striped hafts. Beards are tangerine, but the real stars are the consistent yellow flounces -- multilayered carnation-like pompoms! The flowers have ruffles, serrated edges, 6 buds, good branching, & show off best viewed from overhead..(Formerly seedling Jeda 4-37K22) Thor’s Lightning Bolt X Jeda 2-1C3 [Coral Point x Meininger sdlg “White Extra”].


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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BigBangTheory01.jpgjpg BigBangTheory01.jpg manage 39 K 13 Jan 2016 - 16:08 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
BigBangTheory05.jpgjpg BigBangTheory05.jpg manage 72 K 20 Mar 2014 - 14:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
BigBangTheory2BJI.jpgjpg BigBangTheory2BJI.jpg manage 103 K 12 Apr 2012 - 12:57 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
BigBangTheory3BJI.jpgjpg BigBangTheory3BJI.jpg manage 109 K 12 Apr 2012 - 12:58 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
BigBangTheory4BJI.jpgjpg BigBangTheory4BJI.jpg manage 88 K 12 Apr 2012 - 12:58 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
BigBangTheoryBJI.jpgjpg BigBangTheoryBJI.jpg manage 102 K 12 Apr 2012 - 12:59 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
bigbang01.pngpng bigbang01.png manage 135 K 31 Mar 2016 - 15:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell-Iris Hills Farm
bigbangtheory5.JPGJPG bigbangtheory5.JPG manage 183 K 12 Apr 2024 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany
bigbangtheory50.JPGJPG bigbangtheory50.JPG manage 193 K 12 Apr 2024 - 02:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany
Topic revision: r12 - 17 Apr 2024, Harloiris
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