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■(TB) 'Apricot Glory'

1948, Muhlestein

'Apricot Glory' ( Tell Muhlestein, R. 1948). Sdlg. 48-76. TB. Early/midseason bloom. Color Class-R4L. Apricot self, hafts flushed deeper; beard apricot. ( 'Golden Eagle' x Hall #4024) x 'Gay Orchid'. Fragrant. High Commendation 1949, Honorable Mention 1951, Award of Merit 1956.

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Photo Botanical Garden, PruhoniceFrom Muhlestein CatalogPhoto scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collectionPhoto scanned from the 1956 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection


From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: APRICOT GLORY (Mu.hlestein 1951) Each 3.00. Smoothly finished light apricot or salmon pink with a self-colored beard and slightlydeeper coloring on the hafts. One of the most successful newer iris that has proved itself an excellent parent for many colors including pure orange selfs. Midseason. 35 inches. HM 51.l
From Tell's Iris Garden catalog, 1951: APRICOT GLORY Midseason late bloom. 36". Smooth delicate but rich apricot self, even to the beards, with hafts flushed deeper. Falls flare nicely and are devoid of any markings or lines to mar their beauty. Heavy substance. Highly commended. $20.
Knowlton, H. (Ed.) (1962). Iris check list of registered cultivar names 1950-1959 (p. 236). The American Iris Society.
Allen, R. (Ed.) (1949). 1949 awards and honors. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 15(October 1949), 7.
American Iris Society. (n.d.). Alphabetical iris check list 1949: compiled from the records of the Registrar, Charles E.F. Gersdorff and Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Walter Colquitt, (p. 37). The American Iris Society.


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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