■(TB) 'Bryce Canyon'
(Rudolph E. Kleinsorge
, R 1944) TB 36" (91 cm). Color Class Y9M. ('Mexico'
x 'Tobacco Road'
), Honorable Mention 1945, Award of Merit 1947.
An Historic Iris
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1944: "A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper. In his efforts to produce an iris of pure henna coloring, Dr, Kleinsorge secured some most interesting seedlings in tones of tan, brown and bronze. out of this series we selected 'Bryce Canyon', so named because of the similar colors found in the rock formations of one of America's most famous tourist attractions. Note the especially broad haft, and finely held standards. ... 'Bryce Canyon' achieved instant popularity. Self-colored, with bronze-yellow beard; a huge flower on 3-foot stems."
| BRYCE CANYON - The most outstanding flower to bloom for us in 1945 was Bryce Canyon and it proved to be the greatest value of any plant I ever purchased (Ala.); a blend of rose copper and gold it appears to be Dr. Kleinsorge's best introduction to date (Mass.). [Unknown author, Varietal Comment. AIS Bulletin #101 (April 1946): 72]
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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