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■(TB) 'Lady Byng'

1922, Bliss

'Lady Byng' (Arthur J. Bliss, 1922) TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class-R7M. 'Phyllis Bliss' x unknown.

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From Sam Carpenter Garden catalog, 1927: LADY BYNG (Bliss) A very beautiful Iris. The flowers are of exceptionally fine form and substance. The color throughout is a clear pale lavender with a slight suffusion of rose. Very free flowering and increases quickly. The rhizomes of this variety, like those of Susan Bliss. and some other varieties, are very small. I suppose there is a strain of Cengialti blood in their ancestry which is responsible for the small size of the rhizomes. $2.50.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: LADY BYNG (Bliss 1922). A sister Seedling of Susan Bliss, a beautiful flower of fine form and substance. The color throughout is clear, pale lavender, slightly darker than Mlle. Schwartz, suffused with rose. Vigorous in growth, a free bloomer, and increases quickly. 36 inches.


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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ladybyng.JPGJPG ladybyng.JPG manage 568 K 25 Jun 2018 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
ladybyng01.jpgjpg ladybyng01.jpg manage 16 K 25 Sep 2013 - 16:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
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Topic revision: r12 - 16 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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