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■(TB) 'Le Grand Ballon'

2016, Balland

'Le Grand Ballon' (Martin Balland, R. 2016). Seedling M13138A3. TB, 37.5" (95 cm). Midseason bloom. White self, hint of blue on opening; beards white, tipped yellow in throat. Seedling M101A: ('Fortunate Son' x 'Gypsy Romance') X 'Rippling River'.

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Photo Martin Balland, France.Photo by Martin Balland-FrancePhoto by Martin Balland-FrancePhoto by Martin Balland-FrancePhoto by Martin Balland-France


See: IRIS et BULBEUSES n°166, 2016, p. 33.
Sibling to 'Born In Nancy', 'For My Sister'.


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 - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Le_Grand_Ballon-TB-2016_Balland.JPGJPG Le_Grand_Ballon-TB-2016_Balland.JPG manage 301 K 14 Oct 2016 - 07:10 AlainFranco Photo Martin Balland, France.
legrandballon1.JPGJPG legrandballon1.JPG manage 37 K 26 Mar 2020 - 13:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Martin Balland-France
legrandballon2.JPGJPG legrandballon2.JPG manage 27 K 26 Mar 2020 - 13:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Martin Balland-France
legrandballon3.JPGJPG legrandballon3.JPG manage 26 K 26 Mar 2020 - 13:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Martin Balland-France
legrandballon4.JPGJPG legrandballon4.JPG manage 27 K 26 Mar 2020 - 13:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Martin Balland-France
Topic revision: r15 - 23 Oct 2023, AlainFranco
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