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■(TB) 'Harvest Splendor'

1956, Kleinsorge

'Harvest Splendor' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1956). Seedling# 442. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y5, Blended bicolor. Standards light golden-brown suffused lavender; falls. bright gold, gold beard. Seedling# 422: (seedling# 409 x 'New Horizon') x seedling# 373-B: ('Cascade Splendor' x 'Daybreak'). Cooley 1956.

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From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1956: "A smooth blend of gold and apricot, the standards solid apricot faintly tinted rose, the falls bright old gold shading to apricot near the margins. Beard is orange-yellow. The flowers are well tailored, just slightly wavy at the edges of the falls. Substance is thick and the petal surface glistens with myriad golden particles. A clump produces lots of bloom thus making it an ideal variety for mass effect in the garden."


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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harvest-splendor1-19.jpgjpg harvest-splendor1-19.jpg manage 117 K 04 Aug 2019 - 18:02 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
harvest-splendor1-21.jpgjpg harvest-splendor1-21.jpg manage 315 K 17 Jul 2021 - 02:50 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
harvest-splendor3-08.jpgjpg harvest-splendor3-08.jpg manage 63 K 15 Nov 2009 - 17:41 Main.mikeu Harvest Splendor by Mike Unser
harvest-splendor4-17.jpgjpg harvest-splendor4-17.jpg manage 115 K 06 Aug 2017 - 05:07 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
harvest-splendor5-21.jpgjpg harvest-splendor5-21.jpg manage 224 K 17 Jul 2021 - 02:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
harvest-splendor6-19.jpgjpg harvest-splendor6-19.jpg manage 114 K 04 Aug 2019 - 18:02 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
harvest-splendor6-21.jpgjpg harvest-splendor6-21.jpg manage 299 K 17 Jul 2021 - 02:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
harvestsplendor09.JPGJPG harvestsplendor09.JPG manage 77 K 18 Aug 2021 - 15:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
harvestsplendor9.JPGJPG harvestsplendor9.JPG manage 403 K 20 Jan 2021 - 13:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r14 - 18 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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