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■(TB) 'Christmas Time'

1964, Schreiner

'Christmas Time' (Schreiner, R. 1964). Seedling T-43-A. TB, 41" (104 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class W1, Pure white self; red-tangerine beard. White sport of 'May Hall' X 'Arctic Flame'. Schreiner 1965. Honorable Mention 1966; Award of Merit 1968.

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CHRISMAS TIME EI.jpgchristmas01.jpgChristmas Time Schreiner 1965.JPGChristmas Time w.jpgchristmastime04.JPGchristmastime05.JPGchristmastime06.JPGchristmastime1.JPGchristmastime10.JPGchristmastime2.JPGChristmasTime Sch67.jpgChristmasTimeEI.jpgIMG 4831.jpg


One of the best red bearded whites is CHRISTMAS TIME ('65, HM '66), a product of a white sport of MAY HALL and ARCTIC FLAME. Its principal features are good height (40" ), strong growing characteristics, adequate branching, good bud count, and above all the wide, vivid, orangy-red beard. The flower itself is firm and large, a good white though not startlingly white, fine lace on both closed standards and semiflaring falls. [H. M. Parker, “Thirteen Is a Lucky Number,” _The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 50.]
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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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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-17
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CHRISMAS_TIME_EI.jpgjpg CHRISMAS_TIME_EI.jpg manage 73 K 08 Jul 2016 - 11:52 Main.ruiris from the book 'The Iris' (G. Rodionenko et al., 1981)
ChristmasTimeEI.jpgjpg ChristmasTimeEI.jpg manage 31 K 10 Dec 2012 - 16:00 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
ChristmasTime_Sch67.jpgjpg ChristmasTime_Sch67.jpg manage 164 K 01 Feb 2014 - 20:00 UnknownUser From Schreiner's Iris Catalog 1967, p. 14.
Christmas_Time_Schreiner_1965.JPGJPG Christmas_Time_Schreiner_1965.JPG manage 62 K 17 Dec 2009 - 12:08 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : France sud-ouest
Christmas_Time_w.jpgjpg Christmas_Time_w.jpg manage 42 K 21 Dec 2009 - 21:03 MichaelGreenfield  
IMG_4831.jpgjpg IMG_4831.jpg manage 56 K 17 Feb 2017 - 20:38 UnknownUser Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2013, Westminster, MD
christmas01.jpgjpg christmas01.jpg manage 63 K 05 Jun 2015 - 02:30 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
christmastime04.JPGJPG christmastime04.JPG manage 53 K 07 May 2014 - 19:23 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
christmastime05.JPGJPG christmastime05.JPG manage 381 K 20 Mar 2019 - 18:21 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
christmastime06.JPGJPG christmastime06.JPG manage 91 K 29 Mar 2019 - 18:16 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
christmastime1.JPGJPG christmastime1.JPG manage 335 K 28 Sep 2020 - 01:27 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1971 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
christmastime10.JPGJPG christmastime10.JPG manage 115 K 28 Dec 2023 - 14:04 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
christmastime2.JPGJPG christmastime2.JPG manage 385 K 14 Feb 2021 - 03:28 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r39 - 22 May 2024, dougchyz
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