■(TB) 'Bronze Bell'
, 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.
| 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
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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