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■(IB) 'Stormbird'

2018, Smith

'Stormbird' (Marky Smith, R. 2015) Seedling# 12-17B. IB, 25" (64 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards goldenrod-strong yellow gold (RHS 163B); style arms, crests, and sides same, center rib smoked red-violet; falls darkest red toned black velvet (much blacker than 187A), pure black when fresh, pale gold feathers surrounding beard; beards spanish yellow (163B) becoming florida gold (163A) in throat; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Dark Matter' X 'Reckless Abandon'. Salmon Creek 2018. Honorable Mention 2021; Award of Merit 2023.

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Photo by AitkenPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto at Keppel


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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
stormbird01.jpgjpg stormbird01.jpg manage 55 K 08 Mar 2018 - 13:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
stormbird2.JPGJPG stormbird2.JPG manage 176 K 16 Apr 2020 - 21:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
stormbird5.JPGJPG stormbird5.JPG manage 333 K 24 Apr 2024 - 18:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
stormbird9.jpgjpg stormbird9.jpg manage 97 K 16 Feb 2021 - 22:22 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
stormbird91.jpgjpg stormbird91.jpg manage 88 K 16 Feb 2021 - 22:22 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
stormbird_ib_msmith_R2015_atkeppels_2017sm.jpgjpg stormbird_ib_msmith_R2015_atkeppels_2017sm.jpg manage 158 K 20 Feb 2018 - 15:50 PhyllisAWilburn Photo at Keppel's Garden 2017
Topic revision: r14 - 24 Apr 2024, TerryLaurin
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