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■(TB) 'Bobby'

1972, Varner

'Bobby' (Steve Varner, R. 1971). Seedling# 5277. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason late bloom. Orchid-white self (light blending of RHS 85D and 75D on white); light orchid beard. 3214 orchid with red beard: (Seedling# 61-35 x Rudolph seedling# 55-55) X seedling# 3149 light orchid-white: (seedling# 31 x 'Cream Crest'). Illini Iris 1972. Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #204 January 1972 Introducing BOBBY (#5277) TB. 35". ML. Orchid white self from involved parentage Varner seedlings. Late blooming, 7 lightly laced and ruffled blooms are borne on sturdy 3-branched stalks. $25. Illini 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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