, R. 1926) TB. 46-48", Late midseason bloom. Color Class S6M. Standards amber yellow; falls amber yellow overlaid wine purple; yellow/orange beard. First tetraploid variegata.("Shel" x 'Sarpedon'
) x 'Valkyrie'
. Sturtevant 1927.
Nursery listings: Glen Road (Sturtevant) 1927; Fairy Gardens (H. S. Groschner) 1932[Camiliard
]; Cooley 1933[Camelliard
]; Wallace 1934; Berry 1938; Hearthstone Farm (M. B. Doub) 1938[Cammelaird
]; Rowancroft (M. E. Blacklock) 1939; Katkamier 1939.
Additional nurseries not listed: Tip Top 1936
| From Glen Road Iris Gardens catalog, 1927: CAMELIARD (Sturt. 1927) This is one of my absolutely distinct novelties--a variegata of Caterina habit over 4 ft. tall. The huge but well proportioned flowers are over seven inches long and are in color amber yellow overlaid with wine-purple on the blade of the flaring falls to within half an inch of the orange beard where it breaks into veins on a yellow ground. It compelled the attention of even the casual visitor. 15.00.
| From Quality Gardens catalog 1930: CAMELIARD (Sturt. 1927) M. 50". A variegata of Caterina habit. The large but well proportioned flowers are over seven inches long and are in color, amber yellow overlaid wine purple on the blade of the flaring falls to within half an inch of the orange beard where it breaks into veins on a yellow ground. As a variegata it is second only to Claude Aureau. We think that this and Snow White are Miss Sturtevant’s finest achievements. $15.00.
| CAMELIARD. Fairly recent, not especially rare, but one of the best and most brilliant light type variegatas. Towering to four feet or more, a clump is a distinctive, highlight in the garden. Standards clear amber yellow, falls flushed light purple, yellow near the edges. One of Miss Sturtevant's best. Each $2.00; three for $4.50. Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932.
| My Garden Magazine, London, Eng. Issue 22, p. 216, Oct. 1935[Camilliard].
| Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 146). The American Iris Society.
| In the legends of King Arthur, Cameliard or Carmelide is the estate of the young Guinevere and her father, King Leodegrance. Although the legends traditionally place the kingdom in Wales, historical roots may be found in Cornwall. It was at Cameliard that the Round Table was kept prior to being given to Arthur by Leodegrance as part of Guinevere's dowry. : ¹ Lupack, Alan. "The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend". Oxford University Press, 2007.
Synonyms: Camelaird, Camiliard, Camellaird, Camilliard, Cammeliard
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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