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■(TB) 'Orange Punch'

1979, Greenwood

'Orange Punch' (Doris Greenwood, R. 1978). Seedling#G 70-2. TB, 28" (71 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards orange-buff-pink blend; falls orange, lighter in center; red beard; ruffled and laced. 'Summer Love' X ( 'Bright Butterfly' x 'Lime Fizz'). Melrose Gardens 1979. Honorable Mention 1982.

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Awaiting original catalog description.
ORANGE PUNCH (Greenwood '79), unfortunately, is one of those plants that didn't do well but did provide an exciting flower which was extremely ruffled. Standards are an orange-buff blend; falls are orange with red beards. Next year this should be a dazzler! [F. G. Stephenson, (VA), “1980 Iris Season Reviewed in Virginia”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 239 (October 1980): 43.]


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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orangepunch01.JPGJPG orangepunch01.JPG manage 84 K 04 Jul 2014 - 03:21 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
orangepunch012.JPGJPG orangepunch012.JPG manage 34 K 06 Nov 2017 - 16:34 Main.Harloiris Detail of Bee Warburton photo
orangepunch02.JPGJPG orangepunch02.JPG manage 82 K 04 Jul 2014 - 03:22 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
orangepunch1.JPGJPG orangepunch1.JPG manage 37 K 05 May 2020 - 01:58 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1979 Melrose Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r11 - 29 Jan 2023, Harloiris
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