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■(TB) 'Muskrat Ramble'

1987, Varner

'Muskrat Ramble'(Steve Varner, R. 1985). Seedling# 3205. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Heavily laced beige light grape, edged beige flesh, top half of falls veined deep red grape with medium deep grape overlay on bottom half; tangerine carmine beard. 'Sunday Chimes' X 'Queen In Calico'. Illini Iris 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing MUSKRAT RAMBLE-TB #3205: (Sunday Chimes X Queen In Calico), 34", M, 5" x 6" ruffled blooms, 8 buds, 3 branches. All parts very laced. All edges are beige flesh. Named for my favorite Dixieland jazz song. A cerise bearded fancy from brown plicata and pink breeding. Beige light red grape stds. Deep red grape veins are prominent on top half of beige light grape falls. Bottom half is overlaid medium deep grape. Unique! $30.00. Illini Iris.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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MuskratRamble02.jpgjpg MuskratRamble02.jpg manage 62 K 31 Mar 2014 - 19:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MuskratRamble03.jpgjpg MuskratRamble03.jpg manage 63 K 31 Mar 2014 - 19:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MuskratRambleEI.jpgjpg MuskratRambleEI.jpg manage 26 K 16 Dec 2012 - 15:38 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
MuskratScrambleIF.jpgjpg MuskratScrambleIF.jpg manage 28 K 28 Nov 2011 - 19:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
muskrat01.jpgjpg muskrat01.jpg manage 91 K 25 Jun 2015 - 02:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
muskratramble01.jpgjpg muskratramble01.jpg manage 79 K 10 Nov 2014 - 22:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
muskratramble3.jpgjpg muskratramble3.jpg manage 34 K 05 Apr 2013 - 21:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
muskratrambleAA.jpgjpg muskratrambleAA.jpg manage 29 K 05 Mar 2011 - 23:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
muskratrambleunser.JPGJPG muskratrambleunser.JPG manage 115 K 04 Dec 2021 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser at Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r15 - 04 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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