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■(TB) 'Cathedral Bells'

1953, Wallace

'Cathedral Bells' (M. D. Wallace, R. 1952). Seedling# 5076. TB, 44" (112 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-OR1, Pink self, strawberry beard. (Seedling# 48-9: Hager blend seedling x 'Overture') X (seedling# 48-35: 'Golden Spangle' x Muhlestein tangerine pink seedling# 46-22). Wallace Gardens 1953. Certificate of Commendation 1951, 1952; Honorable Mention 1953; Judges' Choice 1954; Award of Merit 1956.

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Cathedral BellePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Irid GardenPhoto scanned from the 1965 Cooley


From Wallace Iris Gardens catalog, 1955: CATHEDRAL BELLS - (Wallace '53) M. 38 in. (Hagen Pink Blend x Overture) x (Golden Spangle x Pink Tower). A tall well branched baby ribbon pink. The wide falls flare daintily in a striking hor1zontal position. Both standards and falls are beautifully fluted. Provmg an excellent parent of new whites with tangerine beards. C of C 52, H. M. '53. $10.00.
From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: CATHEDRAL BELLS (Wallace 1953). M. 42 in. A very fine new flaring pink with a hint of shrimp in its make-up. It is light colored but definitely pink with serrated edges. The falls flare horizontally giving the Iris a stately grace. This was one of the Iris that attracted most of the attention at the Boston Iris Convention. It is a wonderful Iris. H.M. 1953; A.M. 1956. Each $5.00.
From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: CATHEDRAL BELLS: M. D. Wallace '53). M., 38 inches. (Hager blend x Overture) x (Golden Spangle x Pink Tower). Tall, wide light pink:with serrated edges. Falls flare horizontally. Although the color is light it is of a definite pinkness. It has such quality that it is sure to make a very fine parent. H. M. '53. $12.00.


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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CathedralBells12BHI.jpgjpg CathedralBells12BHI.jpg manage 66 K 15 Apr 2012 - 15:17 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Irid Garden
Cathedral_Belle.JPGJPG Cathedral_Belle.JPG manage 62 K 31 Jan 2011 - 17:53 IrisP  
cathedralbells9.JPGJPG cathedralbells9.JPG manage 393 K 19 Jan 2021 - 15:49 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 03 Dec 2022, Harloiris
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