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■(TB) 'Fresno Fiesta'

1977, Weiler

'Fresno Fiesta' (John Weiler, R. 1977). Seedling# 69-35. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled orange-buff (HCC 507/1) self; bright orange beard. 'Gold Cargo' X Sexton seedling# 36-65: (('New Frontier' x 'Chinese Coral') x ('Moon River' x 'Glittering Amber')). Rialto Gardens 1977. Honorable Mention 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing FRESNO FIESTA (Weiler '77). #69-35. 36", M-L. This broadpetaled self of full orange-buff (RHS 507/1) with bright orange beards is described by visitors as apricot. The domed standards and flaring falls are nicely ruffled and complete the picture of a bright and fluffy gown reminiscent of a Spanish folk festival. Sturdy stalks bear 3 branches plus terminal and 7-9 buds beginning midseason and lasting to late. Fertile both ways. Gold Cargo X Sexton 36-65: (New Frontier x Chinese Coral) x (Moon River x Glittering Amber). $25.00. Rialto Gardens.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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FresnoFiesta11.JPGJPG FresnoFiesta11.JPG manage 82 K 16 Aug 2021 - 19:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FresnoFiesta12BHI.jpgjpg FresnoFiesta12BHI.jpg manage 62 K 19 Apr 2012 - 14:34 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FresnoFiestaEI.jpgjpg FresnoFiestaEI.jpg manage 36 K 12 Dec 2012 - 20:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
fresno02.jpgjpg fresno02.jpg manage 70 K 09 Jun 2015 - 02:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Topic revision: r12 - 04 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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