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■(TB) 'Salmon River'

1971, Brown

'Salmon River' (Opal Brown, R. 1971). Seedling# 8-16E6. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards shrimp red (RHS 33D); falls Spanish orange (26C/D); grenadine red beard. Seedling# 5-28A16: ('Chinese Coral' x seedling# L-1A2) X 'Irish Lullaby'. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens. Honorable Mention 1972.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing SALMON RIVER. $25.00. (0. L. Brown '71) Mid to Late. 36". Huge flowers of heavy substance in a striking orange color which reminds one of smoked Sockeye Salmon. Standards are closed and the 3-1/2" wide falls are semi-flaring. Three well-spaced branches on sturdy stalks. Nine buds. (5-28AI6-(Chinese Coral x L-IA2, involved pinks) X Irish Lullaby. The many visiting irisarians of 1969 Region 13 will remember it as under number 8-16E6. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
Opal Brown's SALMON RIVER is nearest in color to the deep orange-red of our North Pacific salmon. A self, with deeper beard, the flowers are lightly ruffled, the falls slightly flaring and the color is smooth. [Jones, Bennett C. (1972). Oregon in ’72, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 19.]


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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-- JoelleFRANJEULLE - 2010-01-26
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SalmonRiverEI.jpgjpg SalmonRiverEI.jpg manage 33 K 19 Dec 2012 - 16:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
salmon01.jpgjpg salmon01.jpg manage 73 K 27 Jun 2015 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
salmonriver02.JPGJPG salmonriver02.JPG manage 94 K 07 Jul 2014 - 14:07 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
salmonriver9.JPGJPG salmonriver9.JPG manage 99 K 30 Aug 2021 - 14:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r20 - 12 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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