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■(TB) 'Bethany Claire'

1985, Zurbrigg

'Bethany Claire' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R/ 1984). Seedling# R 54-3. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom and rebloom (October in Virginia). Wisteria blue (HCC 640/1), slight white area around beard; white beard, tangerine in throat. 'Victoria Falls' X ('Sister Helen' x 'Rime Frost'). Avonbank Gardens 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing BETHANY CLAIRE-40", M & Oct. in VA. Blue with superb branching. Best foliage in entire garden. Excellent growth! 18 buds. Rosette for best seedling, Region 4 Fall Show, 1984. $50.00. Avonbank 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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BethanyClaire02.jpgjpg BethanyClaire02.jpg manage 90 K 06 Apr 2015 - 02:33 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
BethanyClaire03.jpgjpg BethanyClaire03.jpg manage 89 K 06 Apr 2015 - 02:35 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
BethanyClaire24kp.JPGJPG BethanyClaire24kp.JPG manage 72 K 04 Jan 2013 - 18:17 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on April 24, 2012
BethanyClaire6.JPGJPG BethanyClaire6.JPG manage 83 K 11 Sep 2013 - 15:45 UnknownUser Photo by Bonnie's Irises
BethanyClaire8.jpgjpg BethanyClaire8.jpg manage 75 K 19 Mar 2014 - 02:35 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
BethanyClaireBJ.jpgjpg BethanyClaireBJ.jpg manage 71 K 29 Jan 2012 - 15:23 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
BethanyClaireIG.JPGJPG BethanyClaireIG.JPG manage 14 K 29 Nov 2011 - 20:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
BethanyClaireNN.jpgjpg BethanyClaireNN.jpg manage 48 K 06 Nov 2011 - 00:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
bethaneyclaire7.jpgjpg bethaneyclaire7.jpg manage 57 K 18 Sep 2013 - 00:20 UnknownUser Photo by Matilija Nursery
bethaneyclaireSG2.JPGJPG bethaneyclaireSG2.JPG manage 198 K 07 Feb 2024 - 13:56 UnknownUser Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
bethanyclaire02.JPGJPG bethanyclaire02.JPG manage 67 K 16 Jul 2014 - 02:32 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
bethanyclaire1.jpgjpg bethanyclaire1.jpg manage 171 K 05 Aug 2016 - 15:25 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
bethanyclaire2.jpgjpg bethanyclaire2.jpg manage 184 K 05 Aug 2016 - 15:27 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
bethanyclaireSG.jpgjpg bethanyclaireSG.jpg manage 12 K 02 Dec 2011 - 19:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
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