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■(TB) 'My Honeycomb'

1959, Gibson

'My Honeycomb' (James Gibson, R. 1958). Seedling# 29-3EE. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards light brown; falls brown ground with rich brown veining, white patch in center; yellow beard. 'Taholah' X seedling # 26-9A. Cooley 1959. Honorable Mention 1960.

Sibling to 'Chinquapin'.

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From Cooley's Gardens 1959 catalog: MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson, 1959) Each $25.00. A molasses and honey blended plicata of great size and excellent branching, embracing the quality of Taholah, one of its parents, in a taller and flashing combination of colors. The adjacent illustration shows what to expect…a giant Firecracher, deeper, richer and with twice the stem of this fine old favorite. Height 36-38 inches. Seedling No. 29-3EE.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson '59) EM-36" A yellow plicata with standards strongly flushed golden amber; falls flaring, etched with red russet which concentrates in the haft. Large white blaze at end of light yellow beard. HM'60, JC '61. Regularly $6.00; on $10 order $4.50; on $25 order $3.95.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson ' 59) M. 36 in. (Probably from Taholah ). Described by the Introducer as a brighter Firecracker. However, as we saw it, the colors were cream white with yellow tan markings and it seems to be pictured that way. H.M. 1960. 5.00.


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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BHP_6654-X2_my_honeycomb.jpgjpg BHP_6654-X2_my_honeycomb.jpg manage 179 K 11 Feb 2016 - 20:19 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
MyHoneycombEI.jpgjpg MyHoneycombEI.jpg manage 38 K 16 Dec 2012 - 15:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
My_Honeycomb_(1).JPGJPG My_Honeycomb_(1).JPG manage 98 K 13 Jun 2016 - 03:59 Main.Neira in my garden , France
My_Honeycomb_(2).JPGJPG My_Honeycomb_(2).JPG manage 107 K 13 Jun 2016 - 03:59 Main.Neira in my garden , France
My_Honeycomb_(3).JPGJPG My_Honeycomb_(3).JPG manage 94 K 13 Jun 2016 - 03:59 Main.Neira in my garden , France
My_Honeycomb_fl.jpgjpg My_Honeycomb_fl.jpg manage 74 K 18 Feb 2011 - 17:28 IrisP  
myhoneycomb-jb.jpgjpg myhoneycomb-jb.jpg manage 22 K 22 Feb 2013 - 00:53 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
myhoneycomb01.jpgjpg myhoneycomb01.jpg manage 76 K 25 Jun 2015 - 02:23 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
myhoneycomb4.jpgjpg myhoneycomb4.jpg manage 63 K 12 Nov 2013 - 14:21 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
myhoneycomb9.JPGJPG myhoneycomb9.JPG manage 255 K 19 Feb 2021 - 16:31 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1962 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r27 - 01 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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