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■(TB) 'Allaglow'

1958, Tompkins

'Allaglow' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1958). Seedling 55-108. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-Y5L, Rich yellow-copper blend. ('Ballet Dancer' x 'Lady Albright') X 'Golden Twilight'. Fleur de Lis 1958. Honorable Mention 1958; Award of Merit 1960. Premio Firenze, Concorso Internazionale Dell'Iris (Florence, Italy), 1960.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: ALLAGLOW (Tompkins '58) ML-37". Most honored of all Colossal Iris, as it received famous Fiorino d'Oro Award in International competition at Florence, Italy, in 1960. Outstanding for its gigantic size, its unbelievably beautiful coloring--bright Sunburst gold, blended bittersweet orange with an allover flush of clear copper yellow. Entire flower has glistening-gold finish. Giant flowers perfectly displayed on splendidly branched stalks.HM'58, AM'60. (Ballet Dancer x Lady Albright) X Golden Twilight). Regularly $7.50; on $10 order $6.75; on $25 order $5.95.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: ALLAGLOW (Temp. '58l M.L. 38 in. (Ballet Dancer x L. Albright) x Golden Twilight. A gigantic new iris of beautiful form andheavy substance. It is a blend of bright Sunburst gold and Bittersweet orange with an overtone of clear coppery yellow. A glittering gilded finish and a tiny flash of orchid at the beard adds to the beauty of the broad ruffled petals. Strong, excellently branched stalks. Winner of Premio Frienze and A.M. 1960. 7.50.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-13
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AllAglowBHI0.JPGJPG AllAglowBHI0.JPG manage 88 K 10 Aug 2021 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Allaglow Intro Listing.pngpng Allaglow Intro Listing.png manage 660 K 22 Jul 2022 - 16:25 EdenSprings  
Allaglow4.jpgjpg Allaglow4.jpg manage 60 K 27 Nov 2013 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Allaglow5.jpgjpg Allaglow5.jpg manage 42 K 15 Dec 2013 - 03:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
AllaglowBHI.jpgjpg AllaglowBHI.jpg manage 93 K 14 Apr 2012 - 14:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
IMG_7837.jpgjpg IMG_7837.jpg manage 488 K 21 Dec 2018 - 18:46 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 29-18.
allaglow-mu.jpgjpg allaglow-mu.jpg manage 15 K 29 Nov 2015 - 20:12 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
allaglow.jpgjpg allaglow.jpg manage 67 K 30 Jan 2011 - 18:41 IrisP  
allaglow01.JPGJPG allaglow01.JPG manage 219 K 25 Feb 2019 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
allaglow1-14.jpgjpg allaglow1-14.jpg manage 86 K 29 Nov 2015 - 20:12 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
allaglow1-16.jpgjpg allaglow1-16.jpg manage 268 K 11 Jun 2016 - 21:37 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
allaglow3-16.jpgjpg allaglow3-16.jpg manage 150 K 11 Jun 2016 - 21:37 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
allaglow3.jpgjpg allaglow3.jpg manage 65 K 02 Nov 2013 - 15:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
allaglow5.JPGJPG allaglow5.JPG manage 163 K 25 Jun 2023 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r30 - 25 Jun 2023, TLaurin
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