, R. 1951). TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y3. Buff-yellow, darker edging both standards and falls, tangerine beard. 'Hi Time'
X seedling# 46-31. Cooley 1952. Honorable Mention 1952; Judge's Joice 1953; Award of Merit 1954.
Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.
| From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: PALOMINO (Hall 1952). Each 12.00. We first saw this marvelous creation in 1951 the year before introduction labeled Seedling No. 49-26. Its beauty and unique color simply enthralled us. Falls are ivory white with a buffy apricot border. Standards are pinkish buff. The large blooms are highlighted by a flaming orange beard. From the Flamingo Pink line of breeding this super iris will delight every iris lover. Simply breathtaking under artificial light. HM AIS 1952.
| From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: PALOMINO. (Hall, 1952). Related to the pinks-it is a seedling of Hi-Time--the only suggestion of pink is in the standards.The falls are pale ivory with an amber copper shoulder and thin band all the way around. Beard is like a bonfire. For size, substance, branching and truly marvelous color this is indeed supreme.(Seedling No. 49-26). Height 3 feet. H.M., A.I.S.,1952. This iris is sensational. $10.00.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: PALOMINO (Hall '52) EM-36". Standards coppery pink sharply contrasting with ivory falls prominently bordered in coppery amber. Beard rich red-tangerine, bright as a bonfire, wonderfully effective against ivory falls. A huge Iris of splendid form & substance, with such a marvelous color effect that it will transform any garden. Some feel the Flamingos are too much alike, but Palomino has no counterpart. To see it is to want it! Color Picture shows you why. AM'54; RU-Dykes'56, '57, '58, '59. Hi-Time X 46-31. Regularly $1.50; on $10 order $1.15; on $25 order 95c.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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