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■(TB) 'Show Biz'

1980, Gatty

'Show Biz' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1979). Seedling# G49-1. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards brass (M&P 11-L-6); falls velvety maroon-red (8-L-6); mustard yellow beard. Seedling# D32-3: (('Gala Mardid' x 'War Lord') x 'Molten Embers') X 'Dark Ritual'. Keppel 1980. Honorable Mention 1982.

Note: Show Biz ( Joseph Gatty, R. 1968) Name released 1979 - Seedling# 66-1. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards pale blue; falls dark blue. 'Allegiance' X 'Whole Cloth'.

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From AIS Bulletin #236 January 1980 Introducing SHOW BIZ (Gatty) M 38". Tall, well-branched, spectacular variegata with tawny amber-yellow standards and glossy maroon-red falls. Smooth! Lightly ruffled and waved. Brass yellow beards. ((Gala Madrid x Warlord) x Molten Embers) X Dark Ritual. HC '78. #G49-1. $30.00. Keith Keppel.


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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ShowBiz1.jpgjpg ShowBiz1.jpg manage 176 K 31 Jan 2020 - 19:10 UnknownUser From AIS Bulletin #236 (January 1980): 49.
show_biz_fl.jpgjpg show_biz_fl.jpg manage 41 K 12 Aug 2012 - 13:56 IrisP  
showbiz5.JPGJPG showbiz5.JPG manage 64 K 22 Apr 2020 - 13:19 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1987 Pacific Coast Hybridizers catalogue by Terry Laurin
showbiz9.JPGJPG showbiz9.JPG manage 164 K 11 Apr 2023 - 14:26 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
showbiz_jb.jpgjpg showbiz_jb.jpg manage 20 K 06 May 2013 - 02:06 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r12 - 12 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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