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■(TB) 'Camelot Rose'

1965, Tompkins

'Camelot Rose' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1965). Seedling# 62-91A. TB, 30" (76 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class-V3LD, Standards silvery lilac; falls bottecelli-red or burgundy. ('Clarion Call' x reciprocal cross) X 'Balinesian'. Fleur de Lis 1965. Award of Merit 1968.

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CAMELOT ROSE (Tompkins 1965) M.L. 39 in. ((Clarion Call x Recip. cross)) x Balinesian. An exciting Iris from a long line of inbreeding that we have worked on over many years and generations, Camelot Rose is a huge, beautifully fluted and ruffled bi-color of excellent form with wide, domed standards of silky, shining silvery orchid and brightly glowing Burgundy or Botticelli red falls of such width that the ruffled hafts overlap at the throat, giving added impetus to the spotlight effect of the bright orange-red beard against the thick, shiny, velvet-like finish of the falls. Strong, tall, excellently branched stalks display the massive flowers to topnotch advantage. A real stunner that gives definite promise of being a wonderful parent as well. May be seen this year in the Moldovan, Ballard and Miller gardens. See picture page 5. No. 62-91 A. Limited stock. One to a customer ...... $ 35.00. [Fleur de Lis catalog, 1965].
CAMELOT ROSE (Tompkins '65). Large billowy violet bitone with bright orange-red beard. Standards are silvery lilac, broad, ruffled, and overlapping. Falls are deep burgundy red with velvety finish and frosted the color of the standards just at the edges. Distinctive personality. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 26.]
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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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Camelot01.JPGJPG Camelot01.JPG manage 71 K 11 Mar 2015 - 20:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm,Owen Sound,Ontario
CamelotRose.jpgjpg CamelotRose.jpg manage 229 K 13 May 2020 - 19:52 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Camelot Rose'
CamelotRose01.JPGJPG CamelotRose01.JPG manage 67 K 21 Nov 2014 - 23:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CamelotRose02.JPGJPG CamelotRose02.JPG manage 80 K 13 Aug 2021 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CamelotRose03.jpgjpg CamelotRose03.jpg manage 141 K 02 Jun 2014 - 02:18 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
CamelotRose04.jpgjpg CamelotRose04.jpg manage 135 K 14 Sep 2017 - 18:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
CamelotRose11.jpgjpg CamelotRose11.jpg manage 139 K 28 Apr 2021 - 22:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
CamelotRose12.jpgjpg CamelotRose12.jpg manage 58 K 18 Oct 2013 - 02:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
CamelotRose311004.jpgjpg CamelotRose311004.jpg manage 22 K 19 Nov 2010 - 18:50 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
CamelotRoseAA.jpgjpg CamelotRoseAA.jpg manage 32 K 14 Feb 2011 - 15:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
CamelotRoseIG.jpgjpg CamelotRoseIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 20:38 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
CamelotRoseTIF.jpgjpg CamelotRoseTIF.jpg manage 43 K 04 Dec 2011 - 20:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
Camelot_Rose.JPGJPG Camelot_Rose.JPG manage 46 K 31 Jan 2011 - 17:02 IrisP  
Camelot_Rose.jpgjpg Camelot_Rose.jpg manage 13 K 12 Nov 2010 - 23:11 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Camelot_Rose_Tompkins_1965.JPGJPG Camelot_Rose_Tompkins_1965.JPG manage 65 K 17 Dec 2009 - 11:58 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : France Sud-Ouest
IMG_7912.jpgjpg IMG_7912.jpg manage 381 K 21 Dec 2018 - 21:15 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2016, Bed 1.
camelot-rose1.jpgjpg camelot-rose1.jpg manage 646 K 17 Dec 2015 - 07:58 JoelleFRANJEULLE Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
camelot01.jpgjpg camelot01.jpg manage 75 K 04 Jun 2015 - 21:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
camelotrose02.jpgjpg camelotrose02.jpg manage 535 K 21 Aug 2017 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
camelotrose03.jpgjpg camelotrose03.jpg manage 25 K 13 Aug 2014 - 02:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Gal Iris Garden
camelotrose04.jpgjpg camelotrose04.jpg manage 54 K 20 Dec 2014 - 21:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
camelotrose06.JPGJPG camelotrose06.JPG manage 97 K 24 Sep 2015 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
camelotrose07.JPGJPG camelotrose07.JPG manage 53 K 01 Oct 2015 - 14:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
camelotrose09.jpgjpg camelotrose09.jpg manage 87 K 19 Feb 2021 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
camelotrose10.jpgjpg camelotrose10.jpg manage 18 K 25 Aug 2013 - 19:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
camelotrose11.jpegjpeg camelotrose11.jpeg manage 17 K 22 Sep 2013 - 14:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Portes Des Iris-Switzerland
camelotrose13.jpgjpg camelotrose13.jpg manage 81 K 07 Nov 2013 - 21:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
camelotrose2.jpgjpg camelotrose2.jpg manage 41 K 26 Nov 2018 - 16:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
camelotrose5.JPGJPG camelotrose5.JPG manage 198 K 07 Feb 2024 - 15:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
camelotrose9.jpgjpg camelotrose9.jpg manage 198 K 23 Nov 2017 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r60 - 31 Mar 2024, dougchyz
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