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■(IB) 'Coral Dragon'

2017, Smith

'Coral Dragon' (Marky Smith, R. 2015) Seedling 10-08C. IB, 24" (61 cm), Early bloom. Standards melon (RHS 29B); style arms lighter melon (29C), edge soft yellow; falls lighter melon, shoulder more orange, pale cream flanking beard; beards orange-red tips on white (33A); recurved ruffling; glaciata; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Fanta' sibling. Salmon Creek 2017. Honorable Mention 2019. Award Of Merit 2022

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From Aitken’s catalog, 2017: CORAL DRAGON (IB)(M. Smith '17) IB 24” (61 cm) E. Standards are melon, style arms lighter melon, edge soft yellow. Falls lighter melon, shoulders more orange, pale cream flanking the broad hafts; beards are orange, red tips on white hairs, slightly recurved ruffling. Pronounced spicy fragrance. A rich, coral-colored glaciata from ‘Gentlewoman’ calls from across the garden. Very vigorous grower with 5-6 buds.Sdlg. #10-08C: ‘Fanta’ Sib. SKU: 17IB105. $20.00.


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
CORALDRAGON2.jpgjpg CORALDRAGON2.jpg manage 184 K 28 Jul 2022 - 19:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
Coral_Dragon.jpgjpg Coral_Dragon.jpg manage 151 K 07 May 2017 - 05:13 Main.rshadlow  
coraldragon01.jpgjpg coraldragon01.jpg manage 116 K 07 Mar 2017 - 03:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
coraldragon09.jpgjpg coraldragon09.jpg manage 231 K 18 May 2022 - 02:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
coraldragon2.jpgjpg coraldragon2.jpg manage 192 K 31 Jul 2019 - 15:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
coraldragon5.JPGJPG coraldragon5.JPG manage 151 K 16 Dec 2023 - 14:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
coraldragon6.JPGJPG coraldragon6.JPG manage 174 K 09 Apr 2024 - 12:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany
coraldragon7.JPGJPG coraldragon7.JPG manage 176 K 28 May 2022 - 01:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
coraldragon70.JPGJPG coraldragon70.JPG manage 189 K 28 May 2022 - 01:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
coraldragon8.JPGJPG coraldragon8.JPG manage 171 K 14 May 2022 - 01:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton at the 2022 National Convention-Las Cruces-New Mexico
coraldragon80.JPGJPG coraldragon80.JPG manage 149 K 14 May 2022 - 01:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton at the 2022 National Convention-Las Cruces-New Mexico
craldragon9.JPGJPG craldragon9.JPG manage 90 K 24 Apr 2022 - 02:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Kimberly Rieniets at the 2022 National Convention-Las Cruces-New Mexico
Topic revision: r19 - 09 Apr 2024, TerryLaurin
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