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■(IB) 'Boy Wonder'

1977, Ghio

'Boy Wonder' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1976). Seedling 72-129E. IB, height 20" (51 cm), Early bloom. Standards burnt gold; falls burnished golden tan; gold beard. 'West Coast' X 'Gingerbread Man'. Bay View 1977. Honorable Mention 1978; Judges Choice 1978; Award of Merit 1981.

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Joe Ghio's IB Boy WONDER was a big hit. It is basically a deep yellow blend with red-brown washed over the falls. [Dorothy Willott, (OH), “Medians at Philbrook Art Center”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 238 (July 1980): 27.]


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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BoyWonder01.jpgjpg BoyWonder01.jpg manage 70 K 21 Nov 2014 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BoyWonder2.JPGJPG BoyWonder2.JPG manage 51 K 20 Mar 2014 - 16:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
boywon02.JPGJPG boywon02.JPG manage 90 K 24 Jun 2014 - 22:14 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
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boywon04.JPGJPG boywon04.JPG manage 83 K 24 Jun 2014 - 22:18 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
boywonder02.jpgjpg boywonder02.jpg manage 128 K 01 Jun 2014 - 03:37 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Topic revision: r16 - 29 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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