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■(TB) 'Kentucky Derby'

1976, Mohr

'Kentucky Derby' (David Mohr, R. 1974). Seedling# C-39-71. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards yellow (RHS 7B); falls same, pale yellow toward center; yellow (7A) beard. 'New Moon' X 'Beaux Arts'. Mohr Gardens 1976. Favorite Guest 1976; Honorable Mention 1977; Judges' Choice 1978; Award of Merit 1981.
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From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing KENTUCKY DERBY (David Mohr '76). TB, 35", ML. Deservingly named after the greatest horse race in America. Flowers are a delicious lemon color fading to a near white at the center of the falls. The beard suggests a more yellow-orange tone as does the midrib. Each lacy flower takes a long time to open because of the thick substance of the petals. The thickness of the petals really pays off on those warm days late in the season. While other varieties may be melting in the sun, K.D. actually thrives. That luscious color stays as intense as ever, While the petal width increases just enough to add that final touch to an already lovely flower. Another great one from a fantastic cross. (New Moon X Beaux Arts). $25.00. Mohr 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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KentuckyDerby9.jpgjpg KentuckyDerby9.jpg manage 77 K 13 Jul 2021 - 19:11 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
Kentucky_Derby_Mohr_1976.JPGJPG Kentucky_Derby_Mohr_1976.JPG manage 62 K 31 Dec 2009 - 16:25 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
kentucky01.jpgjpg kentucky01.jpg manage 59 K 23 Jul 2015 - 19:17 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
kentucky_derby_62.jpgjpg kentucky_derby_62.jpg manage 71 K 07 Dec 2010 - 01:21 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
kentucky_derby_64.jpgjpg kentucky_derby_64.jpg manage 63 K 07 Dec 2010 - 01:22 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
kentucky_derby_66.jpgjpg kentucky_derby_66.jpg manage 58 K 07 Dec 2010 - 01:22 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
kentucky_derby_72.jpgjpg kentucky_derby_72.jpg manage 70 K 07 Dec 2010 - 01:22 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
kentuckyderby01.JPGJPG kentuckyderby01.JPG manage 88 K 25 Sep 2015 - 01:34 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
kentuckyderby02.JPGJPG kentuckyderby02.JPG manage 59 K 28 Sep 2015 - 20:30 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
kentuckyderby09.JPGJPG kentuckyderby09.JPG manage 349 K 22 Jan 2021 - 03:12 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
kentuckyderby1.JPGJPG kentuckyderby1.JPG manage 141 K 03 Apr 2023 - 02:42 UnknownUser Photo taken at 1977 AIS Memphis Convention by Verna Laurin-Cherry Garden
kentuckyderby10.JPGJPG kentuckyderby10.JPG manage 144 K 03 Apr 2023 - 02:44 UnknownUser Photo taken at 1977 AIS Memphis Convention by Verna Laurin-Cherry Garden
kentuckyderby5.jpgjpg kentuckyderby5.jpg manage 130 K 05 Jan 2018 - 01:24 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
kentuckyderby6.jpgjpg kentuckyderby6.jpg manage 180 K 28 Nov 2017 - 22:36 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
kentuckyderby7.jpgjpg kentuckyderby7.jpg manage 69 K 11 Nov 2013 - 02:32 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
kentuckyderby9.JPGJPG kentuckyderby9.JPG manage 159 K 09 Mar 2023 - 15:43 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin -1976 AIS Convention-Stahly Garden
kentuckyderby_jb.jpgjpg kentuckyderby_jb.jpg manage 71 K 17 Apr 2013 - 12:51 Main.Harloiris Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
kentukyderby03.JPGJPG kentukyderby03.JPG manage 49 K 03 Oct 2015 - 03:01 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
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