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■(TB) 'Bluebird Of Happiness'

2012, Black

'Bluebird Of Happiness' (Paul Black, R. 2011). Seedling# P218B. TB, 45" (114 cm). Midseason to very late bloom. Standards dark base and midribs blending to mid blue edges, darker blue textured veins over upper 2/3; style arms mid blue; falls mid blue fading to pale blue, darker at edge, mid blue textured veins; beards orange; pronounced sweet fragrance. Blyth seedling# N24-5, 'Blue Rising' sibling X 'Paul Black'. Mid-America 2012. Honorable Mention 2014; Award of Merit 2017; John C. Wister Medal 2021.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2012: BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS (Black ‘12) TB Midseason-Very Late 45” (114 cm). The entrancing song of this little bluebird will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. These classically styled, near-perfectly formed flowers are supported by strong show stalks having 3 branches and 8-9 buds. Plants are quite disease resistant and growth is strong and vigorous. Sdlg. P218B: Blue Rising sib X Paul Black. $50.00.


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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2012-01-07
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Bluebird_of_Happiness_KWW.jpgjpg Bluebird_of_Happiness_KWW.jpg manage 57 K 22 Jan 2017 - 22:05 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Mid-America Garden, Brooks, OR; AIS 2015 Convention
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BluebirdofHappiness9.jpgjpg BluebirdofHappiness9.jpg manage 25 K 27 Jan 2021 - 00:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes- Crafton Hills Iris Farm
bluebird01.jpgjpg bluebird01.jpg manage 71 K 28 Jul 2015 - 19:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
bluebird02.jpgjpg bluebird02.jpg manage 85 K 29 Jul 2015 - 21:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
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bluebirdofhappiness01.jpgjpg bluebirdofhappiness01.jpg manage 52 K 14 Dec 2015 - 19:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
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bluebirdofhappiness1.jpgjpg bluebirdofhappiness1.jpg manage 147 K 24 Jun 2019 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
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bluebirdofhappiness8.JPGJPG bluebirdofhappiness8.JPG manage 340 K 18 Jun 2022 - 01:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
bluebirdofhappiness9.JPGJPG bluebirdofhappiness9.JPG manage 79 K 11 Aug 2021 - 22:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
bluebirdofhappinessrhoades.jpgjpg bluebirdofhappinessrhoades.jpg manage 187 K 31 Jan 2022 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades-Taken at 2015 AIS National Convention -Mid-America Garden
bluebirdofhappinessrhoades1.jpgjpg bluebirdofhappinessrhoades1.jpg manage 264 K 31 Jan 2022 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades-Taken at 2015 AIS National Convention -Mid-America Garden
Topic revision: r37 - 18 May 2023, TLaurin
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