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■(BB) 'Birdbath'

1989, Byers

'Birdbath' ( Monty Byers, R. 1988). Seedling #D161-1. BB, height 26" (45 cm), Midseason bloom. Heavily ruffled blue white; blue beard tipped yellow in throat; self spoons; slight sweet fragrance. 'Song Of Norway' X Seedling #B-8-2: ( 'Cease-Fire' x 'Sky Hooks'). Moonshine Gardens 1989

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www.bluejiris.comPhoto by Pierre Anfosso - FrancePhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by Blue J Iris


From Moonshine Gardens catalog, 1989: BIRDBATH (BB) 26" M. Dl61- 1: SONG OF NORWAY X (CEASE-FIRE x SKY HOOKS). Blue-white with blue beards and blue-white spoons. A very heavily ruffled, scaled down version of SONG OF NORWAY that always has long graceful spoons on all its flowers here. Fertile both ways and I'm using it like crazy for space age IBs. Is giving its super form and good appendages. Can't hardly wait for the new bunch to bloom this spring, sired by the most perfectly formed SDB of all time - AZURE GEM ! $20.00


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BIRD_BATH-MM.jpgjpg BIRD_BATH-MM.jpg manage 45 K 16 Sep 2012 - 13:32 TerryLaurin
Bird_Bath_1988_BB.jpgjpg Bird_Bath_1988_BB.jpg manage 72 K 30 Nov 2011 - 01:47 AlainFranco Photo by Pierre Anfosso - France
Birdbath3.jpgjpg Birdbath3.jpg manage 53 K 20 Mar 2014 - 13:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
birdbath01.jpgjpg birdbath01.jpg manage 44 K 14 Dec 2014 - 17:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
birdbath02.jpgjpg birdbath02.jpg manage 45 K 14 Dec 2014 - 17:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
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