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■(SIB) 'Orville Fay'

1970, McEwen

'Orville Fay' (Currier McEwen, R. 1969). Seedling T2 66/38A. SIB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class B1, Blue self (RHS 93C) with veins 93B; styles 101C at center and 93D at edges. T1 61/Cas 2(1): ('Violet Flare' x unknown) X T1 61/Gas 15(5): ( 'Pirouette' x unknown). Second generation tetraploid. McEwen 1970. Honorable Mention 1971; Morgan Award 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #198 July 1970 Introducing ORVILLE FAY. 36". EM to L. The 6" flowers have upright standards and wide, horizontally flaring falls of great ubstance. Falls and standards are medium blue (RHS 93 C veined 93 B) with paler styles (lOIC). Very fertile with tetraploids. Derived from two colchicine induced tetraploids from Violet Flare and Pirouete. Currier McEwen.
'Orville Ray' Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
OrvilleFay1.jpgjpg OrvilleFay1.jpg manage 23 K 15 Jun 2016 - 19:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
OrvilleFay3.jpgjpg OrvilleFay3.jpg manage 12 K 28 Jul 2013 - 16:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Fieldstone Gardens
Orville_Fay.sb_e.jpgjpg Orville_Fay.sb_e.jpg manage 54 K 20 Aug 2010 - 07:51 Main.rivdel Orville Fay in my garden. New Zealand.Stephanie Boot
orvillefay01.jpgjpg orvillefay01.jpg manage 62 K 10 Sep 2015 - 00:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
orvillefay02.jpgjpg orvillefay02.jpg manage 86 K 10 Sep 2015 - 01:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
orvillefay03.jpgjpg orvillefay03.jpg manage 203 K 26 Jun 2019 - 11:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eleanor Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba,Canada,Z3
orvillefay1.jpgjpg orvillefay1.jpg manage 271 K 11 Jul 2016 - 02:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
orvillefay2.jpgjpg orvillefay2.jpg manage 240 K 11 Jul 2016 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
orvillefay3.jpegjpeg orvillefay3.jpeg manage 19 K 22 Sep 2013 - 01:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Portes Des Iris-Switzerland
orvillefay4.jpgjpg orvillefay4.jpg manage 643 K 17 Aug 2017 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
orvillefay5.jpgjpg orvillefay5.jpg manage 62 K 13 Feb 2014 - 22:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
orvillefay6.jpgjpg orvillefay6.jpg manage 117 K 13 Feb 2014 - 22:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
orvillefay7.JPGJPG orvillefay7.JPG manage 59 K 27 Feb 2014 - 16:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
Topic revision: r28 - 01 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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