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■(TB) 'Flight Of Angels'

1968, Terrell

'Flight Of Angels' (Collie Terrell, R. 1967). Seedling# T64-21. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early midseason bloom. Snow white self. 'Celestial Swan' X TbMusicMaker. Melrose 1968. High Commendation 1967, Honorable Mention 1969, Judges Choice 1969, Franklin Cook Cup 1968, Award of Merit 1971; Clara B. Rees 1971.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1968: FLIGHT OF ANGELS (Collie Terrell '68} 40" Midseason. (Celestial Swan X Music Maker). A photo of the single flower does not tell the entire story, so we are showing a clump shot of the same iris. Now do you see what inspired the name? The wide feather-fluted petals in their immaculate whiteness seem to be taking wing and flying to the very gates of Heaven, their home. Diamond coruscations sparkle from the transplendant and spacious blossoms poised in classical formation on strong, excellently branched stems with many buds, so that when the first of the"Angels" has gone, there are many more to take their place. The closed standards and flaring falls are convoluted and involuted, pleated and scalloped in such complexity that no mere flower could encompass it all and yet the facts are that this is a flower that will continue its unvaried performance in your garden each spring and this is insured by the vitality of the robust plants. $25.00
Other references: AIS Bulletin #216, January 1975, page 12.


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.

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