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■(JI) 'Banjo Blues'

2005, Bauer/Coble

'Banjo Blues' (Bob Bauer and John Coble, R. 2005). Seedling J99A-5. JI (6 falls), 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Style arms very blue, light blue crests veined blue, multiple, upright; falls wide white veined blue, yellow signal. 'Crested Surf' X 'Sing The Blues'. Ensata 2005. Honorable Mention 2008. See below:
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From Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm catalog 2018: Banjo Blues (Bauer/Coble '05) 34", M. 6F, white veined blue, multiple styles are dark blue with white crests, 1-2 branches, 3-5 buds. $10.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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BHP_9696-X2_banjo_blues.jpgjpg BHP_9696-X2_banjo_blues.jpg manage 183 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:05 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
BanjoBlues01.jpgjpg BanjoBlues01.jpg manage 190 K 14 Dec 2015 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
BanjoBlues02.JPGJPG BanjoBlues02.JPG manage 86 K 30 Apr 2014 - 14:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
BanjoBlues_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg BanjoBlues_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 72 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:01 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
banjoblues01.JPGJPG banjoblues01.JPG manage 866 K 08 Dec 2017 - 15:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
banjoblues02.JPGJPG banjoblues02.JPG manage 939 K 12 Dec 2017 - 14:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
banjoblues04.jpgjpg banjoblues04.jpg manage 66 K 16 Jul 2017 - 19:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
banjoblues1.jpgjpg banjoblues1.jpg manage 150 K 18 Mar 2016 - 23:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
banjoblues2.jpgjpg banjoblues2.jpg manage 88 K 03 Mar 2014 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
banjoblues3.jpgjpg banjoblues3.jpg manage 163 K 04 Jul 2021 - 22:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
banjoeblues020.JPGJPG banjoeblues020.JPG manage 182 K 20 Dec 2023 - 18:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
banjoeblues021.JPGJPG banjoeblues021.JPG manage 149 K 20 Dec 2023 - 18:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
banjoublues3.jpgjpg banjoublues3.jpg manage 79 K 10 Jul 2016 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r29 - 20 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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