■(TB) 'Sultan's Robe'
, R. 1945). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4D. ((('Anne-Marie Cayeux'
x 'Alta California'
) x 'Happy Gift'
)) x 'Miss California'
))) X (('Gold Top'
x 'King Midas'
) x 'Miss California'
)). Honorable Mention 1946.
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1946: SULTAN'S ROBE. (Salbach 1945). (Seedling x Miss California) x (Gold Top x King Midas) x Miss California. A new iris in the richest shades of copper, gold, old rose and red. When the blooms first open the standards are almost a vandyke red, as the flower matures they are more a deep old rose. The heavy broad flaring falls are of the same general color except that there is a pronounced overlay of gold, especially on the upper half. Slight reticulation of cream at the haft, and a bright dash of violet blue in the center of the falls, which helps to emphasize the rich colors of the flower. When this iris first came into bloom one of our local growers exclaimed, "Did you see that big red down in the seedling bed? It's a honey!" In the distance the effect is that of red. The blooms are big and the colors as rich as those of an oriental rug. 36". Mid-season. $12.50.
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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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