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■(TB) 'Bright Cloud'

1961, Brown

'Bright Cloud' (Opal Brown, R. 1959). Seedling# 9-8A15. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-W4B, Standards white; falls medium blue; yellow beard, tipped blue. Seedling# 9A4-55 X 'Melodrama'. Sunnyhill 1961. Honorable Mention 1962

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Photo by HIPS ArchivesPhoto scanned from the 1970 CooleyPhoto scanned from the 1965 CooleyPhoto scanned from the 1965 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin


From AIS Bulletin #161, April 1961. Introducing BRIGHT CLOUD. An impressive new amoena with much improved height, size, ruffling and branching. Clean white standards, medium blue falls. Favorably reviewed by many distinguished visitors. HC 1960. $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BRIGHT CLOUD (0. Brown '61) M. 39 in. Melodrama x (P. Menard x Jane Phillips). Not unlike Whole Cloth. White, full domed stands and widely flaring, ruffled falls of medium blue. H.M. 1962. 15.00.


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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brightcloud01.JPGJPG brightcloud01.JPG manage 277 K 30 Jun 2016 - 18:25 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
brightcloud1.JPGJPG brightcloud1.JPG manage 162 K 26 May 2020 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
brightcloud11.JPGJPG brightcloud11.JPG manage 379 K 19 Jan 2021 - 03:29 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
brightcloud2.JPGJPG brightcloud2.JPG manage 309 K 19 Sep 2020 - 15:37 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r15 - 19 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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