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■ (TB) 'Cable Car'

1982, Luihn

'Cable Car' (Walter Luihn, R. 1981). Seedling 79-2. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Between saddle leather brown and caramel brown with slightly lighter striations shading off from cadmium orange beard. ('Temple Gold' x 'Ormolu') X seedling involving 'Dutch Chocolate', 'Caliente', 'Oriental Glory', 'Huntsman', 'Bang', 'Stop', 'Captain Gallant', 'Tampico'. Luihn 1982. Honorable Mention 1984.

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Cable Car DSD 5759.JPGCable-CarCT.jpgCable-CarN.jpgcable car1.jpgCableCar01.JPGCableCar02.JPGcablecar02.jpgcablecar03.jpgCableCar03.jpgcablecar04.jpgcablecar05.jpgcablecar2.jpgcablecar3.jpgcablecar5.JPGcablecar6.jpgcablecar7.JPGcablecar70.JPGcablecar9.jpgCableCar99BHI.jpgcablecarSG.jpgIris Cable car (2).JPGIris Cable car (3).JPGIris Cable car (4).JPGIris Cable car barbe.JPG


From AIS Bulletin #245 April 1982 Introducing CABLE CAR (Walt Luihn '82) #79-2. TB, 40", M-L. ((Temple Gold x Ormolu) X #73-19: inv. Dark Chocolate, Caliente, Bang, Stop). Saddle leather brown self. Serrated edges more prominent on standards and style arms. Cadmium orange beards. $25.00. Walt Luihn.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Cable Car_DSD_5759.JPGJPG Cable Car_DSD_5759.JPG manage 218 K 23 Jan 2021 - 16:11 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
Cable-CarCT.jpgjpg Cable-CarCT.jpg manage 40 K 28 Oct 2011 - 19:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Cable-CarN.jpgjpg Cable-CarN.jpg manage 39 K 21 Oct 2011 - 19:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's iris Garden
CableCar01.JPGJPG CableCar01.JPG manage 60 K 10 Dec 2014 - 20:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CableCar02.JPGJPG CableCar02.JPG manage 70 K 30 May 2015 - 21:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
CableCar03.jpgjpg CableCar03.jpg manage 137 K 14 Sep 2017 - 18:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
CableCar99BHI.jpgjpg CableCar99BHI.jpg manage 88 K 15 Apr 2012 - 13:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Iris Cable car (2).JPGJPG Iris Cable car (2).JPG manage 532 K 06 Feb 2023 - 22:10 EliseAMANN Iris Cable car
Iris Cable car (3).JPGJPG Iris Cable car (3).JPG manage 458 K 06 Feb 2023 - 22:10 EliseAMANN Iris Cable car
Iris Cable car (4).JPGJPG Iris Cable car (4).JPG manage 484 K 06 Feb 2023 - 22:10 EliseAMANN Iris Cable car
Iris Cable car barbe.JPGJPG Iris Cable car barbe.JPG manage 458 K 06 Feb 2023 - 22:10 EliseAMANN Iris Cable car beard
cable_car1.jpgjpg cable_car1.jpg manage 138 K 07 May 2012 - 20:18 Main.davepote taken in my garden, Reston, VA Zone 6B
cablecar02.jpgjpg cablecar02.jpg manage 311 K 23 Nov 2017 - 18:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cablecar03.jpgjpg cablecar03.jpg manage 79 K 25 Feb 2016 - 03:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
cablecar04.jpgjpg cablecar04.jpg manage 227 K 27 Dec 2017 - 19:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cablecar05.jpgjpg cablecar05.jpg manage 161 K 17 Aug 2020 - 01:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cablecar2.jpgjpg cablecar2.jpg manage 80 K 16 Jan 2017 - 16:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
cablecar3.jpgjpg cablecar3.jpg manage 38 K 26 Nov 2018 - 16:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
cablecar5.JPGJPG cablecar5.JPG manage 130 K 14 Apr 2023 - 20:46 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1986 AIS San Jose Convention by Verna Laurin at the Dabel Garden
cablecar6.jpgjpg cablecar6.jpg manage 71 K 07 Nov 2013 - 21:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
cablecar7.JPGJPG cablecar7.JPG manage 181 K 27 May 2023 - 11:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
cablecar70.JPGJPG cablecar70.JPG manage 180 K 27 May 2023 - 11:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
cablecar9.jpgjpg cablecar9.jpg manage 66 K 08 Feb 2021 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
cablecarSG.jpgjpg cablecarSG.jpg manage 14 K 02 Dec 2011 - 20:27 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r44 - 24 Oct 2023, Af83
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