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■(TB) 'Flora Zenor'

1942, Sass

'Flora Zenor' (Jacob Sass, R. 1941). Seedling# 40-318. TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-R4L, height 38" (97 cm). Standards Rosaline pink; falls Rosalene pink flushed Rosalene purple (Ridgeway). Conspicuous tangerine beard. Medium sized flowers on 38 inch well branched stems. 'Doré' X unknown. Maple Road Gardens 1942. High Commendation AIS 1941; Honorable Mention AIS 1942; Award of Merit AIS 1944.

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Awaiting original catalog description
FLORA ZENOR (Sass-Salbach 1942) . One of the new iris that was much admired by many of the iris enthusiasts, who visited Mr. Sass's garden last year. An iris that definitely belongs to the pink class. The color is a light shell-pink with very prominent tangerine beard. Blooms of medium size. Standards slightly domed and falls semi-flaring. Well branched stems. Vigorous grower and very free flowering. 38". $25.00. [Carl Salbach Iris Catalog, 1942. Berkeley, California]
Flora Zenor is a poor parent usually; it gives small size, dirty color, narrow and pinched falls, though it does add fire to variegata blends and it does give fairly good height and vigor to its offspring. (Tom Craig, 1949). [Robins' Roost, AIS Bulletin 116(January 1950):53]
FLORA ZENOR (40-318). A seedling from DORE x (WAMBLISKA x RAMESES). This was a distinct color break for us. Its pollen parent is unknown. We were plagued with grasshoppers in 1938 when this cross was made, and they ate the paper label off...Color is somewhat similar to Dr. Loomis' "Sea Shell." We are looking forward to our first seedlings of FLORA ZENOR and are wondering what they will be like. It should be possible to get large flowered true pinks from it, and the time should not be too far distant. We are hoping the seedlings from ALBA SUPERBA x FLORA ZENOR will give us white iris with a pink glow. The many seedlings from PRAIRIE SUNSET x FLORA ZENOR may possibly bring us a step closer to true pinks. [Notes from Midwest Breeders, A.I.S. Bulletin *84:51 Jan. 1942.]
FLORA ZENOR (J. Sass, 1942) : Color about the same depth as in Spindrift and Pink Lace; standards a good clear pink; color in falls not clear; orchid blend in the field; violet venation heavy on haft and extending a little beyond the tip of the beard; beard becoming thin at tip; flowers of good form but smaller than in Melitza; branching good. Neither in 1945 nor in 1946 was I able to get a seed pod on it by using Melitza and Pink Lace pollen, but "takes" were obtained both years by using its pollen on Melitza and several other varieties. [Elias Nelson, (Washington), “Varietal Comments 1946”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 105 (April 1947): 97.]
FLORA ZENOR (J. Sass, 1942). H.M. 1942; A.M. 1944: A.I.S. A pale flamingo pink Iris with the F. flushed Rosolane purple. Conspicuous tangerine beard. Small, narrow flower on tall stems. 38 inches. $1.00. [Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1949, Bluffton, IN]


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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-- Main.RPries - 2010-11-19
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FloraZenor12BHI.jpgjpg FloraZenor12BHI.jpg manage 69 K 19 Apr 2012 - 13:28 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FloraZenorRT.jpgjpg FloraZenorRT.jpg manage 26 K 22 Jan 2012 - 17:28 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Flora_Zenor.jpgjpg Flora_Zenor.jpg manage 32 K 19 Nov 2010 - 18:31 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
flora-zenor01-22.JPGJPG flora-zenor01-22.JPG manage 106 K 18 Jul 2022 - 01:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor02-22.JPGJPG flora-zenor02-22.JPG manage 77 K 18 Jul 2022 - 01:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor03-22.JPGJPG flora-zenor03-22.JPG manage 84 K 18 Jul 2022 - 01:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor1-18.jpgjpg flora-zenor1-18.jpg manage 156 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:59 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor2-18.jpgjpg flora-zenor2-18.jpg manage 183 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:59 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor3-18.jpgjpg flora-zenor3-18.jpg manage 51 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:59 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor4-18.jpgjpg flora-zenor4-18.jpg manage 45 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:58 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor5-18.jpgjpg flora-zenor5-18.jpg manage 161 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:58 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor5-21.jpgjpg flora-zenor5-21.jpg manage 109 K 04 Jul 2021 - 18:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor6-18.jpgjpg flora-zenor6-18.jpg manage 65 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:58 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor7-21.jpgjpg flora-zenor7-21.jpg manage 249 K 04 Jul 2021 - 18:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor8-21.jpgjpg flora-zenor8-21.jpg manage 304 K 04 Jul 2021 - 18:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
flora-zenor9-21.jpgjpg flora-zenor9-21.jpg manage 343 K 04 Jul 2021 - 18:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
florazenor01.JPGJPG florazenor01.JPG manage 74 K 06 Nov 2014 - 04:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kathryn Mohr
florazenor02.JPGJPG florazenor02.JPG manage 498 K 14 May 2018 - 22:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
florazenor03.JPGJPG florazenor03.JPG manage 539 K 14 May 2018 - 22:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
florazenor04.JPGJPG florazenor04.JPG manage 452 K 14 May 2018 - 22:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
florazenor05.JPGJPG florazenor05.JPG manage 129 K 13 Jun 2020 - 03:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
florazenor06.JPGJPG florazenor06.JPG manage 132 K 26 Dec 2021 - 13:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
florazenor5.jpgjpg florazenor5.jpg manage 40 K 14 Sep 2013 - 01:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
florazenor9.jpgjpg florazenor9.jpg manage 92 K 30 May 2020 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
Topic revision: r34 - 15 Sep 2023, davepote
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