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■(TB) 'Orchid Frost'

1971, Luihn

'Orchid Frost' (Walter Luihn, R. 1970). Seedling# 66-22. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Orchid-lavender with slightly lighter area in center of falls frosted with diamond dust; shrimp pink beard. ('Kiss Of Fire' x 'Arctic Flame') X 'Morning Breeze'. Mission Bell 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing ORCHID FROST (Luihn). Diamond-dusted lavender-lilac; shrimp beard. $25.00. Mission Bell.


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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OrchidFrost02.JPGJPG OrchidFrost02.JPG manage 97 K 07 Apr 2014 - 13:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
OrchidFrostBJI.JPGJPG OrchidFrostBJI.JPG manage 95 K 25 Mar 2012 - 19:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
orchidfrost03.JPGJPG orchidfrost03.JPG manage 87 K 04 Jul 2014 - 03:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
orchidfrost9.JPGJPG orchidfrost9.JPG manage 388 K 13 Feb 2021 - 21:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r14 - 31 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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