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■(TB) 'Big Bird'

1992, Magee

'Big Bird' (Tom Magee, R. 1988). Seedling# 8337. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early bloom. Golden yellow, feathery edges; gold orange beard. 'Hoopskirts' X ('Treasure Room' x ('Colorado Sunshine' x 'White Lightning')). Long's Garden 1992. Honorable Mention 1996.

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From AIS Bulletin #284 January 1992 Introducing BIG BIRD (Tom Magee '92) TB 34" E. Fun iris. Huge romping, galumpy golden yellow stds. and falls, bouncing feathery edges. Gold orange beards. EC '88. Hoopskirts X (Treasure Room x (Colorado Sunshine x White Lightning)). $25.00, Long's 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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BigBird3.JPGJPG BigBird3.JPG manage 74 K 20 Mar 2014 - 14:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
BigBird4.JPGJPG BigBird4.JPG manage 54 K 20 Mar 2014 - 14:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
BigBirdBJ.JPGJPG BigBirdBJ.JPG manage 53 K 29 Jan 2012 - 15:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
Big_Bird.jpgjpg Big_Bird.jpg manage 20 K 04 Sep 2013 - 15:06 BobPries Mobot Storybook Garden photo
Topic revision: r11 - 03 Jan 2022, dougchyz
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