■(TB) 'Techny Chimes'
, R. 1955). Seedling 51-40. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1, Clear yellow self, orange beard. Seedlings involving 'Sunray'
, 'Dolly Varden'
and others. Mission 1955. Honorable Mention 1955; Judges' Choice 1956; Award of Merit 1957.
| From Mission Gardens catalog, 1960: TECHNY CHIMES (Mission Gardens 1955) A large, clear medium yellow with a bright orange beard. Techny Chimes is from pink breeding which gives it a clearness of color not found in many yellow iris. The color is so clear the flowers have a luminous or crystal-like appearance. Substance and branching are good. Falls very broad and semi-flaring. Standards and falls are nicely ruffled. 36". $7.50
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles '55) EM-36". Will call you magnetically from across the garden. Large clear luminous yellow, startling orange-tangerine beard. We've had yellows with yellow or white beards for decades but these new ones with tangerine beards attract a lot more attention. Flower full, perfectly formed; standards and falls slightly ruffled. Substance, branching both good. Tied for '60 Dykes. Involving: Sunray, Dolly Varden, Overture, etc. Regularly $3.00; on $10 order $1.85; on $25 order $1.55.
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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