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■(TB) 'Bolder Boulder'

2000, Magee

'Bolder Boulder' (Tom Magee, R. 1999). Seedling# 911A. TB, height 30" (76 cm). Early bloom and re-bloom. Standards pinkish grey; style arms grey, lilac lip; falls purplish lilac; beards bittersweet; slight sweet fragrance. 'Acoma' X 'Champagne Elegance'. Long's Gardens 2000. High Commendation 1997, Honorable Mention 2002.

Reported Rebloom in: CA, CO, NE, NJ, NM, OR, VA USDA Zone 4,5,6,8,9.

See below:
Bolder Boulder DSD 4076.JPGBolder Boulder DSD 9495.JPGbolder01.jpgBolder Boulder1.jpgbolder boulder 66.jpgBolder Boulder posted by R Shadlow.JPGbolderboulder01.jpgbolderboulder09.jpgbolderboulder1.jpgBolderBoulder7.jpgBolderBoulder8.JPGBolderBoulder by JanLauritzen 2.jpgBolderBoulderEI.jpgbolderboulderrhoades.jpgBoulder Bolder09.jpgTbBolderBoulder by JanLauritzen.jpg


From AIS Bulletin #317 April 2000 Introducing BOLDER BOULDER (Magee) TB 30" E & RE. The Bolder Boulder is a top 10K road race. This reblooming beauty reflects many of the same views experienced by the runners, like the rosy glow of the Boulder Flatirons in the standards and styles. The falls are early morning mountain lavender mist, set off by bittersweet roadside wildflowers. Marathon repeating bloom. Acoma X Champagne Elegance. HC '97. $35.00. 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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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-02-26
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Bolder Boulder_DSD_4076.JPGJPG Bolder Boulder_DSD_4076.JPG manage 172 K 23 Jan 2021 - 16:04 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
Bolder Boulder_DSD_9495.JPGJPG Bolder Boulder_DSD_9495.JPG manage 491 K 16 Dec 2023 - 08:31 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
BolderBoulder7.jpgjpg BolderBoulder7.jpg manage 25 K 04 Aug 2013 - 19:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
BolderBoulder8.JPGJPG BolderBoulder8.JPG manage 71 K 20 Mar 2014 - 17:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
BolderBoulderEI.jpgjpg BolderBoulderEI.jpg manage 24 K 09 Dec 2012 - 15:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
BolderBoulder_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg BolderBoulder_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 68 K 16 Jan 2013 - 06:33 Main.janlauritzen taken at the Herb & Sara Holk Memorial Garden at Jurupa, CA - AIS 2012 National
Bolder_Boulder1.jpgjpg Bolder_Boulder1.jpg manage 70 K 17 Mar 2021 - 14:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
Bolder_Boulder_posted_by_R_Shadlow.JPGJPG Bolder_Boulder_posted_by_R_Shadlow.JPG manage 32 K 05 Apr 2010 - 22:39 Main.rshadlow Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
Boulder_Bolder09.jpgjpg Boulder_Bolder09.jpg manage 61 K 11 Mar 2022 - 03:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
TbBolderBoulder_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg TbBolderBoulder_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 67 K 26 Feb 2010 - 00:23 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2004 Convention in Fresno, CA
bolder01.jpgjpg bolder01.jpg manage 73 K 16 May 2015 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
bolder_boulder_66.jpgjpg bolder_boulder_66.jpg manage 71 K 25 Nov 2010 - 04:04 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
bolderboulder01.jpgjpg bolderboulder01.jpg manage 285 K 05 Aug 2017 - 21:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriswarehouse
bolderboulder09.jpgjpg bolderboulder09.jpg manage 71 K 12 Mar 2010 - 18:40 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
bolderboulder1.jpgjpg bolderboulder1.jpg manage 161 K 30 Jul 2019 - 19:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
bolderboulderrhoades.jpgjpg bolderboulderrhoades.jpg manage 128 K 02 Feb 2022 - 03:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
Topic revision: r31 - 16 Dec 2023, SharleneSutter
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