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■(BB) 'Rome'

2017, Sutton

'Rome' (Michael Sutton, R. 2016). Seedling# Y-444-C. BB, 25" (64 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards chrome yellow, red-violet faint flush at midribs, ruby-red wire edge; style arms chrome yellow; falls ruby-red, lighter edge, slight white markings at hafts; beards tangerine. 'Raspberry Swirl' X 'Fruit Stripe'. Sutton 2017.

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Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Sutton


From Sutton’s Iris Garden, 2017: ROME (M. Sutton ‘17) BB 25” E-M. Wonderful new border bearded! Chrome yellow standards are enhanced by a red violet flush at the mid ribs and a ruby red wire edge. Ruby red falls are lighter at the edge with some slight white markings around the tangerine beards. Proportionate flowers and foliage with 7 buds per stalk and nicely ruffled flowers. Seedling Y-444-C: aspberry Swirl X Fruit Stripe..$30.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Romebbsutton.jpgjpg Romebbsutton.jpg manage 48 K 22 Feb 2017 - 03:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
rome1.jpgjpg rome1.jpg manage 130 K 23 Apr 2020 - 13:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
rome2.jpgjpg rome2.jpg manage 182 K 31 May 2021 - 22:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Topic revision: r8 - 03 Jun 2021, Harloiris
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