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■(TB) 'Muted Melody'

1979, Brown

'Muted Melody' (Bob Brown, R. 1978). Seedling# 73-20. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Cream-tan with light lavender overlay; cream beard tipped lavender. Seedling# 7133: ('Commentary' x ('Rippling Waters' x 'Claudia Rene')) X seedling# 7111: ((('Mademoiselle' x 'Merry Lynn') x 'Commentary') x 'Caro Nome'). Cottage Gardens 1979. High Commendation 1979. Honorable Mention 1981.

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From AIS Bulletin #233 Spring 1979 Introducing MUTED MELODY (Bob Brown), TB, M, 34". $25.00. Well received at the 1978 AIS Convention under Sdlg. 73-20, this creamy tan has a light lavender overlay; cream beards with a lavender tip. Described in Summer 1978 AIS Bulletin as a "pale ivory with a mysterious cast of lavender blue on the falls." A large flower on well branched stalks, a good grower. Sdlg. 7133: (Commentary x (Rippling Waters x Claudia Rene)) X 7111: (((Mademoiselle x Merry Lynn) x Commentary) x Caro Nome). HC '78. Cottage 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.

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MutedMelody01.JPGJPG MutedMelody01.JPG manage 66 K 27 Nov 2014 - 03:33 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MutedMelody02.JPGJPG MutedMelody02.JPG manage 70 K 25 Aug 2021 - 02:36 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MutedMelody12BHI.JPGJPG MutedMelody12BHI.JPG manage 64 K 27 Apr 2012 - 14:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MutedMelodyBHI.JPGJPG MutedMelodyBHI.JPG manage 115 K 20 Nov 2011 - 00:41 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
muted_melody-X2.jpgjpg muted_melody-X2.jpg manage 160 K 18 Feb 2016 - 23:48 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
mutedmelody03.jpgjpg mutedmelody03.jpg manage 87 K 13 Jun 2014 - 21:41 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
mutedmelody1.jpgjpg mutedmelody1.jpg manage 33 K 03 Dec 2018 - 16:01 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
mutedmelody9.JPGJPG mutedmelody9.JPG manage 392 K 29 Oct 2020 - 21:00 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 31 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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