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■(TB) 'Above The Rim'

2010, Sutton

'Above The Rim' (Michael Sutton, R. 2010) Seedling U-743-A. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason to late bloom and rebloom. Standards yellow, paler at edge; style arms yellow; Falls. white, blending into bluebird blue band ¾ of way down, yellow shoulders and veining, 1/4" red purple edge; beards yellow orange; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance. Seedling Q-647: (M-7783: ('World Premier' x 'High Point') x seedling N-10032: ('Prince George' x 'Flight Commander')) X 'Mountain Sunrise'. Sutton 2011. Honorable Mention 2013.

Reported Rebloom in: CA USDA Zone 8

See below:

Photo by Burgard Iris FarmAbove The RimAbove The Rim: excellent color bands and show branching.Photo by SuttonPhoto by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-FrancePhoto by Mid-America GardenPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Lynn Owen-Welshpool-United KingdomPhoto by Buckeye Valley IrisPhoto by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5aPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Ozark Iris GardensPhoto by Ozark Iris GardensPhoto by Trails End Iris GardensPhoto by Smokin Heights-AustraliaPhoto by Smokin Heights-AustraliaPhoto by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens


Awaiting original catalog description


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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-- BobPries - 2012-05-24
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AboveTheRim01.JPGJPG AboveTheRim01.JPG manage 72 K 24 Sep 2019 - 22:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
AboveTheRim9.jpgjpg AboveTheRim9.jpg manage 48 K 12 Jan 2023 - 15:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
AboveTheRimWP.jpgjpg AboveTheRimWP.jpg manage 71 K 13 Jul 2013 - 17:36 BetsyHiggins Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
Above_The_Rim.JPGJPG Above_The_Rim.JPG manage 59 K 09 Jul 2012 - 22:22 EileenRoark  
Above_The_Rim_1.JPGJPG Above_The_Rim_1.JPG manage 68 K 09 Jul 2012 - 22:18 EileenRoark Above The Rim: excellent color bands and show branching.
above01.jpgjpg above01.jpg manage 67 K 08 May 2015 - 01:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
abovetherim01.jpgjpg abovetherim01.jpg manage 65 K 31 Dec 2014 - 18:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
abovetherim02.jpgjpg abovetherim02.jpg manage 57 K 20 Apr 2015 - 02:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
abovetherim03.jpgjpg abovetherim03.jpg manage 656 K 29 Dec 2015 - 03:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
abovetherim3.JPGJPG abovetherim3.JPG manage 213 K 29 Jun 2024 - 12:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Lynn Owen-Welshpool-United Kingdom
abovetherim4.jpgjpg abovetherim4.jpg manage 118 K 06 Mar 2017 - 22:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Buckeye Valley Iris's
abovetherim5.JPGJPG abovetherim5.JPG manage 92 K 19 Nov 2013 - 22:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
abovetherim6.jpgjpg abovetherim6.jpg manage 587 K 18 Dec 2019 - 23:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
abovetherim7.jpgjpg abovetherim7.jpg manage 201 K 27 Jan 2020 - 16:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
abovetherim8.JPGJPG abovetherim8.JPG manage 224 K 27 Apr 2024 - 12:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens
abovetherim80.JPGJPG abovetherim80.JPG manage 378 K 27 Apr 2024 - 12:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens
abovetherim9.jpgjpg abovetherim9.jpg manage 122 K 29 Jan 2023 - 13:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
abovetherim90.JPGJPG abovetherim90.JPG manage 123 K 20 Mar 2024 - 01:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r30 - 29 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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