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■(TB) 'Bandolier'

1969, Plough

'Bandolier' (Gordon Plough, R. 1968). Seedling# 63-4-20. TB, 40" (102 cm), Early to late bloom. Color Class-Y4BV, Standards golden buff; falls methyl violet (Wilson 39/3) with color gradually intensified toward beard, lighter area each side beard; bordered golden buff; white beard tipped orange. 'Bon Vivant' X 'North Country'. Eden Road 1969. Honorable Mention 1970.

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Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collectionTaken in my garden 2017, Finksburg, MD Zone 6B


"BANDOLIER (Plough '69) EML. 40 in. (Bon Vivant X North Country). Beautiful pastel bicolor. Standards are golden-buff and are domed and well held. The huge rounded falls are methyl violet, blending deeper towards the center. There is a lighter area each side of the beard. Entire fall is bordered golden-buff. Beard is white with each hair tipped orange, deepening in throat. Styles are tan-buff ridged methyl. Should be a sure winner on the show bench. May require staking in windy areas. Three wide angle branches and terminal. Fertile both ways. $20.00. [Eden Road Iris Garden, Wenatchee, Washington. 1970 Catalog. 13. Print.]
"BANDOLIER is an unusual lilac and metal color. I don't care for it, but it is obviously a descendant of Mr. Plough's AMIGO'S GUITAR, etc." [Esmond Jones, “Tall Bearded Iris Abroad,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 206 (July 1972): 72.]
AIS Bulletin references: 198(Jul 1970), 49E; 203(Oct 1971), 43
Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_8727.JPGJPG IMG_8727.JPG manage 106 K 24 May 2017 - 15:16 DavidPotembski Taken in my garden 2017, Finksburg, MD Zone 6B
bandolier01.JPGJPG bandolier01.JPG manage 67 K 28 Aug 2019 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
Topic revision: r18 - 30 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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