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■(JI) 'Bullington Blue'

pre-1979, Bullington

'Bullington Blue' (Robert Bullington, deceased, by Walter Hoover). Not Registered. JI. (6 Falls), Height 40" (122 cm). Midseason bloom. Style arms white tipped blue. Falls blue with white rays extending from white area surrounding yellow signal. Charles Street Garden, Saluda, NC.

Note: Robert Bullington was retired NYPD and a former groundskeeper for Belmont Park Race Track and various estates on Long Island's Gold Coast. He moved to Hendersonvillle, NC in 1979 where he established a nursery until his death in 1989. Several unnamed Japanese irises were brought to NC with him, probably Japanese imports from the estates on LI, one of which was named 'Bullington Blue' in his memory. 'Bullington Blue' is not registered with AIS, but has been in commerce locally for many years. His original 12 acre garden has matured into the Bullington Gardens Horticultural Center, Hendersonville, NC.

See below:

BullingtonBlue 01BH.jpg


Awaiting original catalog description


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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Topic revision: r7 - 27 Mar 2022, BobPries
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