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■(TB) 'Orange Banner'

1956, Waters

'Orange Banner' (Donald G. Waters, R. 1953). TB, 34" (86 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-Y3, Deep orange-yellow self. Seedling# 48-2: (Lapham seedling# M-8 x 'Flamely') x ('Carpathia' x Austrian pumila violet). Longfield 1956. High Commendation 1954; Honorable Mention 1955; Judges Choice 1956.

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From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1955: ORANGE BANNER (No. 451) (Orange Gem x Orangeman) H.C., A.I.S. 1954. A handsome, brilliant orange yellow Iris that will please not only those that like pure self color but those who like large showy Iris. The blossoms are even larger than Watermelon with very broad standards and falls. The standards are nicely domed and the falls semi-flaring. Ridgway Color Chart shows Orange Banner to be somewhere between Cadmium Yellow and Cadmium Orange; beards are Cadmium Orange. The orange buds are of tremendous size with a green midrib on outside of flower. Stalks are well branched but perhaps not tall enough for size of flower. It has no pollen! 34 inches. Midseason. $20.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: ORANGE BANNER (Waters '55) ML-34". A tremendous flower, with color as close to true orange as anything yet seen. It stands out so in the garden that it gets lots of attention. Petals broad & full, nicely flaring. HM'55, AM'59 Orange Gem X Orangeman. Regularly $2.50; on $10 order $2.25; on $25 order $2.10.


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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Orange Banner (1).jpegjpeg Orange Banner (1).jpeg manage 83 K 09 Mar 2024 - 20:03 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden May 15, 2023, Finksburg, MD.
Orange Banner.jpegjpeg Orange Banner.jpeg manage 71 K 09 Mar 2024 - 20:02 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden May 15, 2023, Finksburg, MD.
OrangeBannerBHI.jpgjpg OrangeBannerBHI.jpg manage 108 K 20 Nov 2011 - 16:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r13 - 09 Mar 2024, davepote
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