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■(TB) 'Orange Empire'

1974, Hamner

'Orange Empire' (Bernard Hamner, R. 1973). Seedling# 69-40. TB, 37" (94 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Brilliant orange self; saturn red beard; ruffled. (Sexton seedling x 'China Gate') X ('China Gate' seedling x 'Olé'). Hamner 1974. Honorable Mention 1975; Award of Merit 1980.

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From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing ORANGE EMPIRE: TB, 36-38", M-L. Brilliant, flaring, ruffled orange self; vivid saturn red beard. Very popular with garden visitors. Parentage from a long line of orange sdlgs. HC 1973. $25.00. Hamner's Iris 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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ORANGE_EMPIRE_(Hamner_1973).JPGJPG ORANGE_EMPIRE_(Hamner_1973).JPG manage 709 K 15 Aug 2016 - 18:16 PerryDyer  
OrangeEmpire01.JPGJPG OrangeEmpire01.JPG manage 71 K 02 Dec 2014 - 20:53 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
OrangeEmpire02.JPGJPG OrangeEmpire02.JPG manage 112 K 25 Aug 2021 - 19:34 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Orange_Empire_Hamner_1974.JPGJPG Orange_Empire_Hamner_1974.JPG manage 71 K 31 Dec 2009 - 18:00 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
orangeempire1.jpgjpg orangeempire1.jpg manage 44 K 03 Dec 2018 - 20:01 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
orangeempire_jb.jpgjpg orangeempire_jb.jpg manage 17 K 23 Apr 2013 - 13:18 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 03 Feb 2023, dougchyz
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