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■(TB) 'Be A Dream'

1992, Niswonger

'Be A Dream' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1992). Seedling# 77-89. TB, 35" (89 cm). Late midseason bloom. Warm white, falls with golden hafts; beards yellow; rippled, waved. 'Coral Light' X seedling# 47-83: ('Premonition' x 'Coral Beauty'). Cape Iris 1992. Honorable Mention 1994. Winner of Moscow International TB Iris Competition 1998 (first place).

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From AIS Bulletin #285 April 1992 Introducing BE A DREAM (Niswonger '92) Sdlg. TB 77-89: Coral Light X 47-83: (Premonition x Coral Beauty). TB, 35", Mid. to Late. This warm white with golden hafts should do well on the show bench as well as in the garden. It is nicely branched and has ripples in the falls around the beards. When considered altogether with the ruffled falls, it has a very nice personality. It should be a good breeder for pink amoenas and interesting bicolors. EC '91. $35.00. Cape Iris.


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 - 2010-09-23
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Be-a-Dream9.jpgjpg Be-a-Dream9.jpg manage 39 K 26 Oct 2021 - 12:20 UnknownUser Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BeADreamBJ.JPGJPG BeADreamBJ.JPG manage 70 K 27 Jan 2012 - 18:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
BeADream_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg BeADream_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 70 K 29 Oct 2010 - 17:32 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
Be_A_Dream_fl.jpgjpg Be_A_Dream_fl.jpg manage 41 K 04 Mar 2011 - 05:15 IrisP  
be_a_dream_66.jpgjpg be_a_dream_66.jpg manage 71 K 24 Nov 2010 - 20:53 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
beadream01.jpgjpg beadream01.jpg manage 45 K 13 Dec 2014 - 20:18 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
beadream5.jpgjpg beadream5.jpg manage 40 K 23 Aug 2013 - 02:10 UnknownUser Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
beadream6.jpgjpg beadream6.jpg manage 55 K 04 Nov 2013 - 03:15 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
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