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■(TB) 'Egyptian'

1988, Byers

'Egyptian' (Monty Byers, R. 1987). Seedling 0152-1. TB, height 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards golden tan with hint of violet; falls white, deep red violet stitched edge; yellow orange beard, red violet horns; ruffled. 'Broadway' X seedling B-5-1: ('Going My Way' x 'Sky Hooks'). Moonshine Gardens 1988.

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Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto scanned from the 1994 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Argyle AcresPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by NolaegyptianSMPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.


From AIS Bulletin #269 April 1988 Introducing EGYPTIAN 34", M. Broadway X (Going My Way x Sky Hooks). S. golden tan; F. white with deep red-violet plicata borders; yellow-orange beards and red-violet horns. Very wide heavily ruffled flowers. Intriguing. $30.00. Moonshine 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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Egyptian02.JPGJPG Egyptian02.JPG manage 97 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Egyptian03.JPGJPG Egyptian03.JPG manage 98 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Egyptian04.jpgjpg Egyptian04.jpg manage 88 K 24 Mar 2014 - 13:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Egyptian1.JPGJPG Egyptian1.JPG manage 232 K 06 Dec 2016 - 15:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Egyptian300.jpgjpg Egyptian300.jpg manage 80 K 13 Nov 2018 - 20:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres
EgyptianBJ.jpgjpg EgyptianBJ.jpg manage 94 K 07 Feb 2012 - 23:14 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
EgyptianN.jpgjpg EgyptianN.jpg manage 43 K 22 Oct 2011 - 15:26 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
IMG_6243-X2_egyptian.jpgjpg IMG_6243-X2_egyptian.jpg manage 294 K 19 Feb 2016 - 21:04 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
egyptian01.jpgjpg egyptian01.jpg manage 308 K 07 Mar 2019 - 16:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
egyptian05.JPGJPG egyptian05.JPG manage 102 K 27 Jun 2014 - 21:53 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
egyptian09.JPGJPG egyptian09.JPG manage 307 K 07 Jan 2021 - 13:19 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
egyptian4.jpgjpg egyptian4.jpg manage 81 K 08 Nov 2013 - 16:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
egyptianSM.jpgjpg egyptianSM.jpg manage 70 K 18 Jan 2011 - 13:17 Main.avmoran  
Topic revision: r23 - 31 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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