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■ (TB) 'Col. Candelot'

1907, Millet et Fils

'Col. Candelot' (Millet et Fils, 1907) TB; Color Class-!S9M. height 32"; Midseason late bloom. Standards bronze overlaid reddish-lavender; Falls dark crimson, veined white either side of orange beard.

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Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto By Doug CoffeyColonel Candelot by Mike UnserColonel Candelot by Mike UnserColonel Candelot by Mike UnserPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.


Millet 1907; 1914; The Garden 16 August, 1919; Bonnewitz 1920.
Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 217.
Garden Illustrated 49: p.359 June ii 1927%; Sheets 1928; Wasserman 1938; Vilmorin 1938; Katkamier 1929; Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society p.14553; Pt. 1 January 1928; Trials.
From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930: "Col. Candelot (Millet, 1907). Standards reddish brown; falls velvety brick red- Flowers not large but of unusual red tone. Thirty inches - - - $0.35."
From Vaughan's 1928 catalog: "Col. Candelot. 36 inches. "S" smoky copper; "F" deep rich crimson. Flowers large and distinct in color. A vigorous grower and free flowering. Each, 50c; 3 for $1 00.
From the Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: "Color effect a smoky copper, velvety red-brown bicolor. Standards deep purplish vinaceous suffused cinnamon-drab, yellowish on claw. Falls velvety burnt lake, lavender outer haft strongly veined along the dense conspicuous orange beard. The reverse side of the lower segment is olive lake, and the green spathes are fully inflated. This plant is a vigorous grower, and has stiff deep green foliage. It is exceptional for its intense color mass furnished by numerous medium sized blooms. Rating 80."


Colonel Candelot, as listed in Journal de la SNHF.


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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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-25
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Col_Candelot.jpgjpg Col_Candelot.jpg manage 28 K 18 Aug 2011 - 18:44 BetsyHiggins Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
colcandelot01.JPGJPG colcandelot01.JPG manage 151 K 17 May 2018 - 15:54 TerryLaurin Photo By Doug Coffey
colonel-candelot1-07.jpgjpg colonel-candelot1-07.jpg manage 47 K 11 Jul 2010 - 01:58 Main.mikeu Colonel Candelot by Mike Unser
colonel-candelot1.jpgjpg colonel-candelot1.jpg manage 33 K 25 Nov 2009 - 00:27 Main.mikeu Colonel Candelot by Mike Unser
colonel-candelot3-07.jpgjpg colonel-candelot3-07.jpg manage 68 K 11 Jul 2010 - 01:59 Main.mikeu Colonel Candelot by Mike Unser
rsz_colcandelot-jb.jpgjpg rsz_colcandelot-jb.jpg manage 71 K 02 Feb 2013 - 14:13 Main.Harloiris Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r24 - 07 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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