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■(TB) 'Bronze Bell'

1957, Schreiner

'Bronze Bell' (Robert Schreiner, R. 1955). Seedling# L-300. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-YO1D, Rich, metallic copper-brown self. (Name transferred from earlier registration, not introduced.). 'Copper Medallion' X 'Inca Chief'. Schreiner 1957. Honorable Mention 1957; Judges Choice 1958; Award of Merit 1959.

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From Schreiner's Iris Lovers catalog for 1957: From Copper Medallion x Inca Chief – two peak coppers of distinctly different types – comes this gorgeous development slated to take the Iris world by storm. We have never seen or grown anything to equal it in its color class. The color is startingly rich – just like a piece of highly polished copper or light bronze. A heavy metallic luster plays over its surface with a golden iridescence. A massive flower of splendid substance with superb form and exuberant ruffling, Bronze Bell is extra generous in the number of flowers borne on its stout stems. The noblest copper of them all, Bronze Bell with be the conversation piece par excellence for years to come.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BRONZE BELL (Schr. '57) E.M. 36 in. (Copper Medallion x Inca Chief). A massive flower with broad, heavily substanced and gracefully ruffled petals. The color is a blend of rich reddish copper and bronze. A.M. 1959. Plant Patent No. 1728. 5.00.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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BronzeBell01.JPGJPG BronzeBell01.JPG manage 51 K 21 Nov 2014 - 04:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BronzeBell02.JPGJPG BronzeBell02.JPG manage 100 K 12 Aug 2021 - 15:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BronzeBellIG.jpgjpg BronzeBellIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 20:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
BronzeBellRT.jpgjpg BronzeBellRT.jpg manage 29 K 22 Jan 2012 - 15:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Bronze_Bell.JPGJPG Bronze_Bell.JPG manage 73 K 31 Jan 2011 - 15:31 IrisP  
bronze-bell1-11.jpgjpg bronze-bell1-11.jpg manage 41 K 13 Sep 2015 - 17:44 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bronze-bell5.jpgjpg bronze-bell5.jpg manage 43 K 13 Sep 2015 - 17:44 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bronze-belle1-12.jpgjpg bronze-belle1-12.jpg manage 70 K 13 Sep 2015 - 17:44 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bronze-belle2-12.jpgjpg bronze-belle2-12.jpg manage 44 K 13 Sep 2015 - 17:44 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bronzebell01.JPGJPG bronzebell01.JPG manage 553 K 02 May 2018 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
bronzebell02.JPGJPG bronzebell02.JPG manage 647 K 02 May 2018 - 19:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
bronzebell03.JPGJPG bronzebell03.JPG manage 568 K 02 May 2018 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
bronzebell9.JPGJPG bronzebell9.JPG manage 165 K 06 Mar 2023 - 03:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin -1961 AIS Convention-Knocke Garden
Topic revision: r21 - 06 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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