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■(TB) 'Coral Mist'

1941, Grant

'Coral Mist' (Dr. Henry Lee Grant, R. 1940) TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class R4M. fragrant. Pink seedling of 'Tanglo' x 'Portland'. . Fairmount Iris 1941. Honorable Mention 1942.

Additional nursery listings: Cooley 1945.

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CORAL MIST was a mass of bloom, and although it is delicate and dainty in color, its lovely coral tones withstand sun, wind, and rain to a surprising degree. It is a great favorite. [A.I.S. Bulletin 82:15 July 1941].
CORAL MIST (Grant 1941) M. A charming variety that gives a very pink effect in the garden. The roundly domed standards are Corinthian pink flushed with light cinnamon, blending out to deeper coral pink on the upper part of the standards. The semiflaring falls of Corinthian red have light cinnamon markings at the throat enriching the depth of color of the flower. Beard yellow. The large flaring flowers of soft pink tones have good substance and withstand strong wind and rain. Eight or more flowers on strong well branched stalks. R. 89 1941. 38 in. Net $15.00. [Mrs. Thomas Nesmith, Fairmount Gardens Catalog, Lowell, Massachusetts, Introductions for 1941. Summer 1942-Spring 1943].
Slightly deeper and more flaring than 'L. MERTON GAGE', this iris must be classed as one of the best of the new so-called pinks. A good grower, it has excellent substance and a well-branched stalk. [Douglas, Geddes (1942). More Variety Comments, 1942. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88(January 1943), 62.]
Cooley's, 1945: CORAL MIST (Grant, 1941). This iris was recommended to us by one of the foremost critics of the American Iris Society, who stated that it was not only very near pink in color, but that it was unique among the pink blends. A medley of pink and deeper coral pink, with cinnamon flush. Large flowers with flaring form. Very limited stock. Each $15.00.


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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