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■(TB) 'Argus Pheasant'

1948, De Forest

'Argus Pheasant' ( Fred DeForest, R. 1947). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4M. 'Casa Morena' X 'Tobacco Road'. DeForest 1948. Honorable Mention 1948; Award of Merit 1950; American Dykes Medal 1952.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1950: ARGUS PHEASANT (DeForest). A smooth, soft brown self, with immense blooms. Was very popular with visitors who attended the 1949 American Iris Society Convention in Oregon. Wide standards, and broad, flaring falls. Orange brown beard.Good growing habits. Mid-season. 36". $18.00 each.
From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1952: A smooth soft brown self which has become justly famous in the short space of two seasons only. It thrilled visitors at American Iris Society conventions in both Nashville and Portland, and ranks with Pretty Quadroon as the two finest and most beautiful light brown Irises of the day. Huge flowers with broad flaring falls and wide standards; orange-brown beard.


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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-- MikeUnser - 2010-07-09
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ARGUSPHESANT!.JPGJPG ARGUSPHESANT!.JPG manage 376 K 19 Feb 2021 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
ARGUS_PHEASANT.pngpng ARGUS_PHEASANT.png manage 311 K 18 Feb 2017 - 01:30 Main.hrandiac Scanned from 1954 Milliken catalog
ArgusPheasant01.jpgjpg ArgusPheasant01.jpg manage 33 K 28 Jul 2014 - 12:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
ArgusPheasant02.JPGJPG ArgusPheasant02.JPG manage 54 K 20 Nov 2014 - 13:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ArgusPheasant03.JPGJPG ArgusPheasant03.JPG manage 92 K 10 Aug 2021 - 18:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ArgusPheasant10.JPGJPG ArgusPheasant10.JPG manage 59 K 18 Mar 2014 - 21:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ArgusPheasant9.JPGJPG ArgusPheasant9.JPG manage 60 K 18 Mar 2014 - 21:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ArgusPheasantTIF.jpgjpg ArgusPheasantTIF.jpg manage 27 K 04 Dec 2011 - 16:00 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
ArgusPheasantkp.JPGJPG ArgusPheasantkp.JPG manage 45 K 04 Feb 2011 - 17:49 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010
ArgusPheasantkp12.JPGJPG ArgusPheasantkp12.JPG manage 72 K 30 May 2012 - 20:49 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on April 24, 2012
ArgusPhesant8.jpgjpg ArgusPhesant8.jpg manage 65 K 05 Sep 2013 - 19:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
Argus_Pheasant.jpgjpg Argus_Pheasant.jpg manage 15 K 10 Nov 2010 - 22:53 UnknownUser Curtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
argus-pheasant.jpgjpg argus-pheasant.jpg manage 32 K 09 Jul 2010 - 17:46 Main.mikeu Argus Pheasant by Mike Unser
argus-pheasant1-10.jpgjpg argus-pheasant1-10.jpg manage 53 K 09 Jul 2010 - 17:44 Main.mikeu Argus Pheasant by Mike Unser
argus_pheasant-X2.jpgjpg argus_pheasant-X2.jpg manage 185 K 18 Feb 2016 - 22:19 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
arguspheasant01.jpgjpg arguspheasant01.jpg manage 24 K 11 Sep 2014 - 20:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
arguspheasant02.jpgjpg arguspheasant02.jpg manage 90 K 21 Jul 2014 - 19:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
arguspheasant03.jpgjpg arguspheasant03.jpg manage 82 K 21 Nov 2014 - 15:51 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
arguspheasant04.jpgjpg arguspheasant04.jpg manage 45 K 20 Dec 2014 - 15:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
arguspheasant05.jpgjpg arguspheasant05.jpg manage 61 K 26 Aug 2015 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
arguspheasant1.jpgjpg arguspheasant1.jpg manage 118 K 06 Apr 2017 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
Topic revision: r40 - 26 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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