■(TB) 'Chinese Coral'
R. 1960). Seedling# 58-17. TB, 35" (89 cm). Very late bloom. Color Class-O1P. Pinkish-orange self; Chinese coral beard. ('Mary Randall'
x Lapham seedling# G-20: ((seedling# H6: ('Spindrift'
) x 'Premier Peach'
)) x (('Paradise Pink'
x self)) X 'Fleeta'
. Fay 1961, Moldovan 1962.
Awards: Honorable Mention 1963; Award of Merit 1965.
| CHINESE CORAL (Fay '62). "A standard in apricot-orange, with the deepest most brilliant coral beard. A very healthy, well-branched, freeblooming variety that will consistently bloom every year. An important further addition it blooms late and greatly extends the season. It could use a few more ruffles; but all-in-all, a prominent advancement in the apricot-oranges." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 8.
| CHINESE CORAL (Fay '63) was seen in two well-established clumps blooming to perfection. Each had seven stalks with two to three open flowers. The heavy stalks carry up to four branches with nine or ten buds, making a long season of bloom. Flower is well formed, large, a bright pinkish orange, almost a complete self, with only a small blaze at the tip of the amazingly huge, brilliant red beard such as noted in no other iris. Foliage shows that blue-green color of the Fay lines, a factor bred in through a cross to I. pallida many years back. [Roberts, Earl (1964). Taped Commentary on Fay Garden, American Iris Society Bulletin 174</(July 1964), 48.]
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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