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■(TB) 'Aah Soo'

1979, Mahoney

'Aah Soo' (James A. Mahoney, R. 1979). Seedling 77/85. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Lightly ruffled pale yellow (RHS 18D) self, slightly darker at hafts; self-colored beard from tip of 3/4" horn to horn end, then changing to 17A in center of flower. 'New Moon' X 'Horned Sunshine'. Shamrock Iris Gardens 1982.

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Photo scanned from the 1987 Pacific Coast Hybridizers catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Damon GardensPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #245 April 1982 Introducing AAH SOO (Mahoney '82) Sdlg. 77/85: (New Moon X Horned Sunshine). TB, 38", M. Lightly ruffled and laced pale yellow or cream self; flaring falls; self colored beards from tip of 1/4" long horn to horn end, changing to bright gold in center of flower; fertile pod and pollen, excellent increaser. $25.00. Shamrock Iris Gardens.


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 - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-11
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AahSoo9.jpgjpg AahSoo9.jpg manage 130 K 09 Feb 2021 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
AahSooBHI.JPGJPG AahSooBHI.JPG manage 62 K 14 Apr 2012 - 14:12 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
AhSooBJI15.JPGJPG AhSooBJI15.JPG manage 1 MB 17 Dec 2015 - 15:01 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
aahso01.JPGJPG aahso01.JPG manage 68 K 21 Apr 2020 - 13:05 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Pacific Coast Hybridizers catalogue by Terry Laurin
aahsoo2.jpgjpg aahsoo2.jpg manage 50 K 02 Nov 2013 - 14:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r14 - 09 Feb 2021, TerryLaurin
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