■(AB) 'Kalifa's Robe'
, R. 1989). Seedling AR4510MbSg. AB (OGB), height 32" (81 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards intense fuchsia orchid; rosy terra cotta styles; falls rosy terra cotta; diffuse blackish beard almost covering large blackish signal. Seedling AR4166: ( 'Rare Form'
x 'Heart Stealer'
) X seedling AR4172: (( 'Syrian Moon'
x Rich seedling R73-176: ((('Bagdad Beauty'
x 'Pink Formal'
) x 'Welcome Reward'
) x ('Welcome Reward'
x ('Bagdad Beauty'
x 'Orchid And Flame'
) x 'Kalifa Hirfa'
)))) x (('Bethlehem Song'
x 'Welcome Reward'
) x 'Moon Star'
)). Aril Society, Melrose Gardens 1990. Honorable Mention 1992; Award of Merit 1994; White Medal 1998
| Awaiting original catalog description
| 2019 November 2 - We purchased AB Kalifa's Robe in 2017 through Aril Society's plant sale. This plant grew well in 2018 with good increase, but no flowers yet. In 2019 we enjoyed three stems on a yet larger clump. Really beautiful! Also pleasing to find sturdy stems which hold the large flowers up, through wind and rain. Our climate here is wetter, so while we have many bearded iris in western Oregon, almost no one grows arilbreds. Kalifa's Robe also served as a pollen parent to a couple of successful iris crosses this year, with other arilbred iris. If Kalifa's Robe continues to grow as well, it will be a winner for us here. -- Ted Hhavelka - 02 Nov 2019
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-- Main.RPries - 2009-12-29
- -- Main.tedhavelka - 02 Nov 2019