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■(TB) 'Christmas Angel'

1960, DeForest

'Christmas Angel' (Fred DeForest, R. 1959). Seedling# 57-102. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1, White self, bright gold haft. ('Frances Kent' x 'Paradise Pink') X Hall seedling# 54-62. Irisnoll 1960. Honorable Mention 1961, Award of Merit 1965.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: CHRISTMAS ANGEL (DeForest '60) M. 36 in. (F. Kent x Paradise Pink) x Hall 54-62. Classically formed, heavily substanced, 7 inch flowers. Starched standards and falls with bright gold hafts and ruffled ends. A gold hafted white that unfurls from creamy yellow buds. H.M. 1961. 10.00.
CHRISTMAS ANGEL was introduced in 1960 by Fred DeForest-one of his last. I have yet to see it in my garden but the one I did see was a larger PATRICIAN that flared a great deal more and had a more impressive set of gold epaulets. I was very much impressed and believed all I heard about it, a thing I rarely do, knowing full well that all hobbyists are like fishermen. I will learn more about it next year when I see it in bloom in my garden. Carey E. Quinn, “The Modern White Iris,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 166 (July 1962): 9-10.
 
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-11-05
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ChristmasAngel02.jpgjpg ChristmasAngel02.jpg manage 64 K 02 Jun 2014 - 15:39 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Christmas_Angel.JPGJPG Christmas_Angel.JPG manage 50 K 31 Jan 2011 - 20:47 IrisP  
christmas01.JPGJPG christmas01.JPG manage 81 K 23 Feb 2015 - 15:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelona-British Columbia-Canada
christmas02.JPGJPG christmas02.JPG manage 57 K 23 Feb 2015 - 15:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelona-British Columbia-Canada
christmasangel01.JPGJPG christmasangel01.JPG manage 257 K 24 Aug 2017 - 03:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
christmasangel02.JPGJPG christmasangel02.JPG manage 246 K 24 Aug 2017 - 03:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
christmasangel03.jpgjpg christmasangel03.jpg manage 81 K 03 May 2020 - 02:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
christmasangel04.jpgjpg christmasangel04.jpg manage 140 K 05 May 2020 - 15:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
christmasangel040.JPGJPG christmasangel040.JPG manage 111 K 29 May 2023 - 14:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelona-British Columbia-Canada
christmasangel05.JPGJPG christmasangel05.JPG manage 228 K 21 Nov 2017 - 14:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
christmasangel09.JPGJPG christmasangel09.JPG manage 72 K 13 Aug 2021 - 18:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
christmasangel1.JPGJPG christmasangel1.JPG manage 423 K 12 Nov 2017 - 20:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
christmasangel2.JPGJPG christmasangel2.JPG manage 237 K 12 Nov 2017 - 20:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
christmasangel3.JPGJPG christmasangel3.JPG manage 645 K 07 Jan 2019 - 13:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
christmasangel9.JPGJPG christmasangel9.JPG manage 390 K 20 Jan 2021 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r25 - 29 May 2023, TLaurin
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