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■(TB) 'Coral Strand'

1977, Niswonger

'Coral Strand' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1976). Seedling# 24-71. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards white, flushed pink; falls ruffled pink; tangerine-pink beard. Seedling# 92-69: ('Java Dove' x ('Happy Birthday' x seedling# 8-72: ('Glittering Amber' x 'Marilyn C'))) X'Snowline'. Niswonger 1977. Honorable Mention 1979.

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Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Argyle AcresPhoto from The Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing CORAL STRAND (Niswonger '77). 24-72: (92-69: Java Dove x 24-66: (Happy Birthday x 8-72: (Glittering Amber x Marilyn C) X Snowline. TB, Mid., 34", fertile both ways, POW/DOor, tangerine beard. An advancement in the pink amoena class. There is a touch of pink in the stds. This contrasty, well-branched beauty with eight buds will give you something nice and different for your garden. $25.00. Cape Iris.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-11-11
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CoralStrandAA.jpgjpg CoralStrandAA.jpg manage 21 K 15 Feb 2011 - 00:02 BetsyHiggins Photo by Argyle Acres
CoralStrandIF.jpgjpg CoralStrandIF.jpg manage 22 K 28 Nov 2011 - 16:23 BetsyHiggins Photo from The Iris Garden
coralstrand02.jpgjpg coralstrand02.jpg manage 68 K 02 Jun 2014 - 19:30 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
coralstrand03.jpgjpg coralstrand03.jpg manage 65 K 02 Jun 2014 - 19:32 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Topic revision: r13 - 04 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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