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■(TB) 'Bryce Canyon'

1944, Kleinsorge

'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

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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

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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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-02
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BryceCanyon01.JPGJPG BryceCanyon01.JPG manage 91 K 21 Nov 2014 - 04:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BryceCanyon02.JPGJPG BryceCanyon02.JPG manage 82 K 12 Aug 2021 - 15:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BryceCanyonKHIPS.gifgif BryceCanyonKHIPS.gif manage 31 K 17 Feb 2012 - 23:23 Main.Betsy881 Photo Courtesy of HIPS
IMG_4821.jpgjpg IMG_4821.jpg manage 57 K 17 Feb 2017 - 20:52 Main.davepote Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2013, Westminster, MD
IMG_7889.jpgjpg IMG_7889.jpg manage 358 K 21 Dec 2018 - 20:50 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 19-34.
bryce-canyon1-07.jpgjpg bryce-canyon1-07.jpg manage 35 K 02 Nov 2009 - 00:43 Main.mikeu Bryce Canyon by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon1-08.jpgjpg bryce-canyon1-08.jpg manage 56 K 02 Nov 2009 - 00:43 Main.mikeu Bryce Canyon by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon1-17.jpgjpg bryce-canyon1-17.jpg manage 198 K 06 Aug 2017 - 04:53 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon2-07.jpgjpg bryce-canyon2-07.jpg manage 58 K 02 Nov 2009 - 00:44 Main.mikeu Bryce Canyon by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon2-20.jpgjpg bryce-canyon2-20.jpg manage 351 K 14 Nov 2020 - 22:08 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon3-17.jpgjpg bryce-canyon3-17.jpg manage 154 K 06 Aug 2017 - 04:53 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon6-20.jpgjpg bryce-canyon6-20.jpg manage 375 K 14 Nov 2020 - 22:08 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon7-20.jpgjpg bryce-canyon7-20.jpg manage 222 K 14 Nov 2020 - 22:07 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon8.JPGJPG bryce-canyon8.JPG manage 119 K 26 Jun 2022 - 11:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
bryce-canyon80.JPGJPG bryce-canyon80.JPG manage 127 K 26 Jun 2022 - 11:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
bryce_canyonTIF.jpgjpg bryce_canyonTIF.jpg manage 30 K 04 Dec 2011 - 19:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
brycecanyon01.JPGJPG brycecanyon01.JPG manage 590 K 02 May 2018 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
brycecanyon9.JPGJPG brycecanyon9.JPG manage 420 K 18 Feb 2021 - 16:10 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r25 - 01 Nov 2022, davepote
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