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■(TB) 'Brandy'

1981, McWhirter

'Brandy' (James McWhirter, R. 1977). Seedling# J76-36-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light greyed orange-gold (RHS 163C); falls greyed orange (163A); bronze-gold beard. 'Pink Sleigh' X 'War Lord'. Cottage Gardens 1981. High Commendation 1979, High Commendation 1980; Honorable Mention 1983; Award of Merit 1985.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1985 Pacific Coast Hybridizers catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Tara Perennial Farm,Owen Sound,OntarioPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by: IRISWAREHOUSEphoto Wilson Banner Ranch Iris GardenPhoto by NolaIMG 20220512 0953173photo taken in the Parc Floral de Vincennes, Paris, France, zone 7


From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing BRANDY James McWhirter, 1981). TB, M, 36". From a cross that most people considered unusual, to say the least, comes amost interesting iris with great hybridizing potential. BRANDY is a color combination of toasted melon, tan, pink, rosy brown, with highlights of gold. Heavy substanced blossoms are extremely ruffled and fluted on well-branched stalks with 8 buds. From the time the blossoms open until the day they fold, you will see several shades of each color mentioned above. BRANDY seems to change each day and never suffers from these changes. BRANDY is being heavily used in seeking the elusive red iris as its breeding potential seems to be unlimited. (PINK SLEIGH X WAR LORD). HC '79 & '80. See our color ad in the January, 1981, AIS Bulletin. $25.00. Cottage 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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-- SylvainRUAUD - 2010-02-28
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Brandy01.JPGJPG Brandy01.JPG manage 86 K 21 Nov 2014 - 03:21 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Brandy02.JPGJPG Brandy02.JPG manage 79 K 12 Aug 2021 - 01:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Brandy02.jpgjpg Brandy02.jpg manage 64 K 12 Feb 2015 - 20:07 TerryLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm,Owen Sound,Ontario
BrandyNN.jpgjpg BrandyNN.jpg manage 33 K 06 Nov 2011 - 14:48 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
IMG_20220512_0953173.jpgjpg IMG_20220512_0953173.jpg manage 1 MB 07 Mar 2023 - 03:16 IrisAmoena  
Iris_germanica_Brandy.JPGJPG Iris_germanica_Brandy.JPG manage 74 K 28 Feb 2010 - 18:21 Main.chinon36 photo taken in the Parc Floral de Vincennes, Paris, France, zone 7
brandy01.JPGJPG brandy01.JPG manage 75 K 21 Apr 2020 - 01:55 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1985 Pacific Coast Hybridizers catalogue by Terry Laurin
brandy_iris_iriswarehouse.JPGJPG brandy_iris_iriswarehouse.JPG manage 52 K 14 May 2013 - 16:04 Main.Iriswarehouse Photo by: IRISWAREHOUSE
brandy_jb.jpgjpg brandy_jb.jpg manage 17 K 10 Apr 2013 - 23:19 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r29 - 07 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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