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■(TB) 'Caliente'

1968, Luihn

'Caliente' (Walter Luihn, R. 1967). Seedling# 64-9. TB, 38" (97 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-R1, Wine red self; bright gold beard. ((Tompkins seedling# 54-173 x 'Bang') x ( 'Oriental Glory' x 'Huntsman')) X 'Forward March'. Mission Bell 1968. High Commendation 1966; Favorite Guest 1968; Honorable Mention 1969; Cook-Lapham 1971; Award of Merit 1971.

Note: Purple based foliage.

See below:
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From AIS Bulletin #189 April 1968 Introducing CALIENTE (Walt Luihn). ML. 38". Brilliant wine-red of exceptional smoothness and clarity of color, highlighted by a heavy beard of antique gold. The standards are domed and the wide flaring falls have a jaunty lilt. Strong stalks with superb branching and prolific bud count. ((Tompkins 54-173 x BANG) x (ORIENTAL GLORY X HUNTSMAN)) X FORWARD MARCH. Sdlg. 64-9. HC '66 Net $25.00. Mission Bell.
CALIENTE won the Cook-Lapham Bowl as the best red in 1971, and it probably is the most free-blooming of all reds. The form is tailored and some consider the brassy yellow beard as distracting. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 11.]
CALIENTE (Luihn) - A good consistent red is hard to find, and even CALIENTE occasionally has an “off year.” This is the tallest red available, and consistently throws show stalks. Very vigorous too, and most reds aren't. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 35.]
Historic Iris Preservation Society gallery link.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-17
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
03_Nov_2014_002.jpgjpg 03_Nov_2014_002.jpg manage 133 K 17 Nov 2014 - 07:11 Main.firecentaurr Side view-Caliente- NZ Centaurii Irises
03_Nov_2014_004.jpgjpg 03_Nov_2014_004.jpg manage 128 K 17 Nov 2014 - 07:10 Main.firecentaurr Caliente, NZ
CALIENTE04.jpgjpg CALIENTE04.jpg manage 54 K 19 Apr 2014 - 20:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Igor Khorosh,Ukraine
Caliente.JPGJPG Caliente.JPG manage 50 K 31 Jan 2011 - 16:59 IrisP  
Caliente01.JPGJPG Caliente01.JPG manage 66 K 30 May 2015 - 21:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Caliente02.jpgjpg Caliente02.jpg manage 163 K 14 Sep 2017 - 18:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
CalienteIG.jpgjpg CalienteIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 20:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
Caliente_Luihn_1968.JPGJPG Caliente_Luihn_1968.JPG manage 74 K 17 Dec 2009 - 11:53 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : France Sud-Ouest
IMG_0135.jpgjpg IMG_0135.jpg manage 434 K 21 Dec 2018 - 22:32 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2018, Finksburg, MD
IMG_6486.jpgjpg IMG_6486.jpg manage 75 K 17 Feb 2017 - 17:18 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2015, Westminster, MD
calante.jpgjpg calante.jpg manage 65 K 11 Jan 2010 - 16:38 Main.avmoran  
caliente.JPGJPG caliente.JPG manage 280 K 25 Feb 2019 - 16:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
caliente01.jpgjpg caliente01.jpg manage 25 K 12 Sep 2014 - 02:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
caliente011.jpgjpg caliente011.jpg manage 39 K 09 Jul 2011 - 07:54 Main.tasmania7  
caliente02.jpgjpg caliente02.jpg manage 58 K 20 Dec 2014 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
caliente03.jpgjpg caliente03.jpg manage 85 K 04 Jun 2015 - 21:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
caliente04.jpgjpg caliente04.jpg manage 29 K 18 Aug 2015 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
caliente05.JPGJPG caliente05.JPG manage 359 K 24 Aug 2017 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
caliente07.jpgjpg caliente07.jpg manage 121 K 17 Jun 2018 - 02:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
caliente070.JPGJPG caliente070.JPG manage 135 K 29 May 2023 - 19:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
caliente09.JPGJPG caliente09.JPG manage 85 K 13 Aug 2021 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
caliente1.JPGJPG caliente1.JPG manage 1 MB 27 Mar 2016 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
caliente2.jpgjpg caliente2.jpg manage 204 K 25 Jul 2016 - 20:10 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
caliente3.jpgjpg caliente3.jpg manage 86 K 06 Apr 2017 - 03:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
caliente4.JPGJPG caliente4.JPG manage 346 K 28 Apr 2017 - 20:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
caliente5.jpgjpg caliente5.jpg manage 331 K 23 Nov 2017 - 19:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
caliente55.jpgjpg caliente55.jpg manage 189 K 17 Aug 2020 - 01:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
caliente6.jpgjpg caliente6.jpg manage 23 K 21 Mar 2013 - 15:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chapman Iris
caliente7.jpgjpg caliente7.jpg manage 18 K 25 Aug 2013 - 19:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
caliente8.jpgjpg caliente8.jpg manage 67 K 07 Nov 2013 - 21:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
iris caliente (1).JPGJPG iris caliente (1).JPG manage 461 K 22 Jan 2023 - 10:35 EliseAMANN Iris Caliente fleur
iris caliente (3).JPGJPG iris caliente (3).JPG manage 518 K 22 Jan 2023 - 10:36 EliseAMANN Iris Caliente fleur
iris caliente zoom.JPGJPG iris caliente zoom.JPG manage 665 K 22 Jan 2023 - 10:36 EliseAMANN Iris Caliente barbe
Topic revision: r68 - 13 Apr 2024, WayneMesser
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