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■(IB) 'Little Big Horn'

1989, Byers

'Little Big Horn' (Monty Byers, R. 1988). Seedling #E54-1. IB, 18" (46 cm), Early midseason to midseason bloom. Standards medium yellow with tan cast; falls same with satiny brownish overlay; yellow orange beard; usually has large upward radiating trumpet flounces, maroon outside, light yellow inside; sometimes sports maroon brown horns or spoons instead; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling #C37-3: ('Marmalade Skies' x 'Sky Hooks') X Hager SDB variegata seedling with tiny horns. Moonshine Gardens 1989. Honorable Mention 1991.

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From AIS Bulletin #273 April 1989 Introducing LITTLE BIG HORN *IB * (Marmalade Skies x Sky Hooks) X Hager SDB variegata sdlg. * Yellow with a tan cast and a satiny brownish overlay on the F.; yelloworange b. and usually sports long graceful trumpet flounces, maroon-brown with yellow insides (sometimes has spoons or horns instead). Very fragrant and very nice. $15.00.
From Moonshine Gardens catalog, 1989: LITTLE BIG HORN (IB) 18" EM-M. E54-l: (MARMALADE SKIES x SKY HOOKS) X a Hager variegata SDB with tiny horns. Medium yellow with a tan cast and the F. have a satiny brownish overlay; yellow-orange beards and usually has long, graceful, upward reaching trumpet flounces, maroon-brown on the outsides and yellow on the insides; sometimes has spoons or horns instead. Bound for stardom! Will become much loved. No one that ever sees it doing its thing will ever forget it!!! The only IB I know of that can sport such appendages. Very nice ruffled flowers, very very vigorous plants and it's very fragrant!! Fertile both ways too!!! $15.00


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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LittleAnnie03.jpgjpg LittleAnnie03.jpg manage 53 K 30 Mar 2014 - 12:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
LittleBigHorn01.jpgjpg LittleBigHorn01.jpg manage 24 K 18 Jul 2017 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
LittleBigHorn02.jpgjpg LittleBigHorn02.jpg manage 52 K 30 Mar 2014 - 12:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
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