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■ (TB) 'Cow Patty'

2014, Burseen

'Cow Patty' (Tom Burseen, R. 2013). Seedling 010-1503A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards and style arms brown (RHS 177B); falls henna (176B); beards huge, saffron-yellow (21A); ruffled. 'Brilliant Idea' X 'Maggie Beth'. Burseen 2014. Honorable Mention 2016, Award of Merit 2018.

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COW PATTY 2.JPGCow Patty KWW.jpgCOW PATTY TB.JPGcowpatty01.jpgCowPatty01.JPGCowPatty02.JPGcowpatty09.JPGCowPatty9.jpgcowpatty9.jpgcowpatty90.JPGCowPatty by BrindaMandella.jpg


From Burseen’s The Lab catalog, 2014: COW PATTY, 36", M-L. $75.00. This turkey was a hit at the 2013 AIS Convention. It seems iris folks just cannot get enough of brown irises. Indeed, the registrar/reorder for the AIS discovered this thing as he wallowed around in the mud at this event (those who attended the convention can attest to this) making him feel as if he were in the middle of one big cow patty. Hence, the name was proffered bY the registrar. Even though the conditions were quite dreary this thing stood out because of all the blooms on all the stalks, and, because of the huge gold beards that glowed like beacons in the rain. Another cultivar that was a hit at this convention was a 2013 introduction called Maggie Beth. Guess what! It is a brown iris too infused gold with big gold beards also, and, it is the pollen parent of this pile of s---. Seedling 10-1503A: Brilliant Idea X Maggie Beth.


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
COW_PATTY_2.JPGJPG COW_PATTY_2.JPG manage 181 K 07 Apr 2015 - 03:25 EileenRoark  
COW_PATTY_TB.JPGJPG COW_PATTY_TB.JPG manage 77 K 01 Apr 2015 - 04:53 EileenRoark  
CowPatty01.JPGJPG CowPatty01.JPG manage 154 K 10 Feb 2018 - 15:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
CowPatty02.JPGJPG CowPatty02.JPG manage 194 K 10 Feb 2018 - 15:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
CowPatty9.jpgjpg CowPatty9.jpg manage 58 K 03 Feb 2021 - 00:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
CowPatty_by_BrindaMandella.jpgjpg CowPatty_by_BrindaMandella.jpg manage 202 K 21 Feb 2015 - 02:31 BrindaMandella  
Cow_Patty_KWW.jpgjpg Cow_Patty_KWW.jpg manage 63 K 23 Jan 2017 - 00:29 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Mid-America Garden, Brooks, OR; AIS 2015 Convention
cowpatty01.jpgjpg cowpatty01.jpg manage 70 K 27 Jul 2015 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
cowpatty09.JPGJPG cowpatty09.JPG manage 176 K 11 Jun 2021 - 21:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
cowpatty9.jpgjpg cowpatty9.jpg manage 193 K 11 Jun 2021 - 02:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cowpatty90.JPGJPG cowpatty90.JPG manage 227 K 02 Jun 2022 - 21:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r25 - 21 Jan 2024, WayneMesser
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