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■(TB) 'China Nights'

1990, Mahan

'China Nights' (Clarence Mahan, R. 1990). Seeding# 1288-1. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early midseason bloom and occasional rebloom (late). Standards muted red (HCC 178), yellow center and base; style arms yellow, tipped brown; falls deep red (46), yellow haft striations, white blaze below yellow beard; ruffled; slight musky fragrance. 'Chief Hematite' X 'Red Grapes'.

See below:
China Nights 1990 TB.jpgChina Nights fl.jpgchinanights5.jpgChinaNights by JanLauritzen.jpgchinanightsSG.jpg


Awaiting original catalog description.


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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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-10-26
  • 2014-10-08, Hyères, France : Rebloom (Iris en Provence) -- AlainFranco - 2014-10-09
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ChinaNights_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg ChinaNights_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 64 K 26 Oct 2010 - 01:03 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
China_Nights_1990_TB.jpgjpg China_Nights_1990_TB.jpg manage 80 K 07 Dec 2011 - 02:23 UnknownUser Photo IRIS EN PROVENCE - France
China_Nights_fl.jpgjpg China_Nights_fl.jpg manage 49 K 07 Mar 2011 - 17:26 IrisP  
chinanights5.jpgjpg chinanights5.jpg manage 66 K 07 Nov 2013 - 16:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
chinanightsSG.jpgjpg chinanightsSG.jpg manage 18 K 02 Dec 2011 - 20:32 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises UK
Topic revision: r16 - 07 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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