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■(TB) 'Royston Rubies'

2017, Cordes

'Royston Rubies' (Adam Cordes, R. 2016). Seedling# C51-8. TB, 32" (81 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards old mauve; style arms same, honey-gold sides, lavender lip, crests toasted-brown; falls dark ruby red, black veneer overlay to the ¼˝old mauve edge, occasional slight lavender line at end of beard, faint white rays at sides of beard, mustard-orange base on shoulders; beards mustard-orange, lavender base. 'Prestige Item' X 'Cranberry Sauce'. Mid-America 2017. Zurbrigg-Mahan Seedling Cup 2015; Honorable Mention 2019; Award of Merit 2021; Wister Medal 2023.

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Photo by Mid-America GardenPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Larry Lauer-LauerPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain IrisPhoto by Michaela LangoPhoto by Michaela LangoPhoto by Michaela LangoClump photo taken at Miller Garden, NatEvening light (8:58 p.m.); unedited


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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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
RRubies.jpgjpg RRubies.jpg manage 28 K 22 Mar 2017 - 01:27 AdamCordes Evening light (8:58 p.m.); unedited
RoystonRubiesClump1.jpgjpg RoystonRubiesClump1.jpg manage 78 K 22 Mar 2017 - 01:22 AdamCordes Clump photo taken at Miller Garden, Nat'l Convention 2015
roystonrubies01.JPGJPG roystonrubies01.JPG manage 117 K 25 Jan 2017 - 04:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
roystonrubies02.JPGJPG roystonrubies02.JPG manage 1 MB 15 Dec 2017 - 21:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
roystonrubies03.JPGJPG roystonrubies03.JPG manage 168 K 02 Jun 2019 - 03:21 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
roystonrubies09.jpgjpg roystonrubies09.jpg manage 226 K 25 Jun 2021 - 02:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
roystonrubies1.jpgjpg roystonrubies1.jpg manage 105 K 09 May 2018 - 18:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
roystonrubies5.jpgjpg roystonrubies5.jpg manage 79 K 20 Feb 2023 - 03:40 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
roystonrubies50.jpgjpg roystonrubies50.jpg manage 82 K 20 Feb 2023 - 03:40 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
roystonrubies7.JPGJPG roystonrubies7.JPG manage 188 K 15 Jun 2024 - 02:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
roystonrubies9.jpgjpg roystonrubies9.jpg manage 132 K 17 May 2020 - 11:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
roystonrubies90.JPGJPG roystonrubies90.JPG manage 166 K 30 Jul 2023 - 02:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
roystonrubies91.JPGJPG roystonrubies91.JPG manage 148 K 15 Jun 2024 - 02:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
Topic revision: r24 - 15 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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