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■(TB) 'Crispette'

1954, Schreiner

'Crispette' (Robert Schreiner, R. 1954) TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Self of pearly orchid. 'Harriet Thoreau' X (('Angelus' x unknown) x ('Matula' x Schreiner seedling# 8-37)). Schreiner 1954. Honorable Mention 1955; Judges' Choice 1956; Award of Merit 1957.

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From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: CRISPETTE (Schreiner 1954) Each 7.5O. The name says it. This orchid iris of great beauty is not only a color gem, whether viewed in the landscape scene or in the intimate atmosphere of a home arrangement. Its fluted broadly proportioned petals with their lacy edging stand up fresh and immaculate as long as the flower lasts. Earlymidseason. 34 inches.
From Wallace Iris Gardens catalog 1955: CRISPETIE - (Schreiner '54) EM. 34 in. Of ideal form and garden habit is this broadly proportioned color gem whose fluted petals and lacy edging create a lilting, billowy effect. The deep orchid color carries extremely well, adding a new note to the garden refrain. Crispette is a sturdy iris as well as a landscape standout. This iris is a true orchid of great beauty. SDG.No. G319-1. NET $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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-07-07
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Crispette.JPGJPG Crispette.JPG manage 51 K 01 Feb 2011 - 14:11 IrisP  
crispette01.JPGJPG crispette01.JPG manage 623 K 08 May 2018 - 22:16 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
crispette1.JPGJPG crispette1.JPG manage 209 K 20 Jul 2020 - 12:38 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1955 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r21 - 02 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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