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■(TB) 'Thornberry'

1986, Robarts

'Thornberry' (Evelyn Robarts, R. 1986). Seedling# 10. TB, 28-29" (81-84 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled and laced raspberry rose; tangerine red beard; raspberry rose horns; slight fragrance. (Horned pink seedling x 'Pink Sleigh') X 'RaspberyRipples'. Stahly 1986. Exhibition Certificate 1985.

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Photo scanned by Anne Milner-from the B.I.S( British Iris Society) slide collection


From AIS Bulletin #261 April 1986 Introducing THORNBERRY (Evelyn Robarts) Horned TB, M, 29". Laced, ruffled raspberry rose self; red-violet beards tipped raspberry, terminating in consistent horns. This clean, beautifully formed flower has wide hafts, good ruffling and lace, and in quality is a thoroughly modern iris with horns. Good stalk with 7 buds, slight fragrance, fertile. Sdlg. #10: (Horned pink sdlg. x Pink Sleigh) X Raspberry Ripples. EC '85. $25.00. Harold Stahly.


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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