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■(TB) 'Ponderosa'

1970, Ghio

'Ponderosa' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1968) Seedling #65-158B. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards rosy brown; falls blend of brown, violet and red; ruffled; yellow-brown beard. 'Denver Mint' X 'Moon River'. Bay View Gardens 1970.

Note: This iris used more than any other by Joseph Ghio in his hybridizing program.

See below:
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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing Ponderosa (Denver Mint X Moon River). A very large bloom with rosy-brown standards and spreading falls of plum-brown. Multi-budded with serrated edge that makes for a bonanza of an iris. $25.00. Bay View Gardens.
PONDEROSA is a blend of brown and violet in light shades that has two illustrious parents which passed along branching, substance, and vigor to it. Different, exciting, and very ruffled. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 14.]


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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-11-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Ponderosa TB, 1970 Cat.pngpng Ponderosa TB, 1970 Cat.png manage 326 K 25 Jan 2023 - 13:25 EdenSprings Introductory Catalog Listing
Ponderosa01.jpgjpg Ponderosa01.jpg manage 54 K 19 Oct 2013 - 16:04 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Ponderosa02.jpgjpg Ponderosa02.jpg manage 153 K 02 May 2021 - 01:58 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
ponderosa02.JPGJPG ponderosa02.JPG manage 1 MB 06 Mar 2018 - 16:22 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
ponderosa4.jpgjpg ponderosa4.jpg manage 128 K 23 Jan 2019 - 18:59 UnknownUser Photo by Joe Ghio-Bay View Gardens
ponderosa9.JPGJPG ponderosa9.JPG manage 274 K 26 May 2024 - 03:12 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
ponderosa90.JPGJPG ponderosa90.JPG manage 253 K 26 May 2024 - 03:12 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
ponderosa91.JPGJPG ponderosa91.JPG manage 280 K 26 May 2024 - 03:13 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
ponnderosa01.JPGJPG ponnderosa01.JPG manage 930 K 29 Dec 2016 - 02:11 UnknownUser Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
Topic revision: r24 - 29 May 2024, BrewItt
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