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■(TB) 'Christa'

1985, Nelson

'Christa' (Roger Nelson, R. 1982). Seedling# RN 79-12A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards medium pink (bluer tint of RHS 36C); falls creamy pink (36A) at hafts, blending to 136B) at edge; red orange 133B) beard tipped red 140C/D). Seedling# RN 76-2C: ('Love Sonnet' x 'Glory Bound') X 'Carved Pink'. Iris Country 1985. High Commendation 1983; Honorable Mention 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing CHRISTA (R. Nelson) (Love Sonnet x Glory Bound) x Carved Pink. Rounded, smooth medium pink with coral red beards. Healthy, 7 buds, 36". $20.00. Iris Country.


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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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Christa01.JPGJPG Christa01.JPG manage 62 K 10 Dec 2014 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Christa02.JPGJPG Christa02.JPG manage 68 K 13 Aug 2021 - 18:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Christa12BHI.jpgjpg Christa12BHI.jpg manage 50 K 15 Apr 2012 - 18:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChristaBJ.JPGJPG ChristaBJ.JPG manage 49 K 03 Feb 2012 - 17:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
christa9.JPGJPG christa9.JPG manage 312 K 01 Feb 2021 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
christa_66.jpgjpg christa_66.jpg manage 58 K 28 Nov 2010 - 01:13 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
Topic revision: r14 - 04 Mar 2023, dougchyz
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