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■(TB) 'Chinese Coral'

1962, Fay

'Chinese Coral' (Orville Fay, R. 1960). Seedling# 58-17. TB, 35" (89 cm). Very late bloom. Color Class-O1P. Pinkish-orange self; Chinese coral beard. ('Mary Randall' x Lapham seedling# G-20: ((seedling# H6: ('Spindrift' x 'Isabellina') x 'Premier Peach')) x (('Paradise Pink' x self)) X 'Fleeta'. Moldovan 1962. Honorable Mention 1963; Award of Merit 1965.

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CHINESE CORAL (Fay '62). "A standard in apricot-orange, with the deepest most brilliant coral beard. A very healthy, well-branched, freeblooming variety that will consistently bloom every year. An important further addition it blooms late and greatly extends the season. It could use a few more ruffles; but all-in-all, a prominent advancement in the apricot-oranges." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 8.
CHINESE CORAL (Fay '63) was seen in two well-established clumps blooming to perfection. Each had seven stalks with two to three open flowers. The heavy stalks carry up to four branches with nine or ten buds, making a long season of bloom. Flower is well formed, large, a bright pinkish orange, almost a complete self, with only a small blaze at the tip of the amazingly huge, brilliant red beard such as noted in no other iris. Foliage shows that blue-green color of the Fay lines, a factor bred in through a cross to I. pallida many years back. [Roberts, Earl (1964). Taped Commentary on Fay Garden, American Iris Society Bulletin 174(July 1964), 48.]


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ChineseCoralEI.jpgjpg ChineseCoralEI.jpg manage 42 K 10 Dec 2012 - 15:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Chinese_Coralbhi.jpgjpg Chinese_Coralbhi.jpg manage 939 K 08 Jan 2017 - 15:07 Main.Betsy881 Photo from Bluebird Haven Iris Garden ex Cooley's catalog
chinese01.jpgjpg chinese01.jpg manage 86 K 05 Jun 2015 - 02:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
chinesecoral01.JPGJPG chinesecoral01.JPG manage 799 K 28 Mar 2016 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
chinesecoral1.jpgjpg chinesecoral1.jpg manage 30 K 26 Nov 2018 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
Topic revision: r22 - 09 Jan 2019, davepote
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