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■(TB) 'Tupelo Honey'

1975, Gaulter

'Tupelo Honey' (Larry Gaulter, R. 1973). Seedling# 70-37. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards medium deep orange, edged white; falls deep orange; tangerine beard; ruffled. ('Brownie Scout' x 'Spanish Affair') X seedling involving 'Techny Chimes', 'Flaming Dragon', 'Mission Sunset', 'Orange Parade' x 'Spanish Affair'). Cooley's Gardens 1975. Honorable Mention 1976.

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TUPELO HONEY (Gaulter, 1975) M. 35" $25.00. "Honey-colored" wouldn't do justice as a description of this deep, clear orange flower, the standards tipped white. The falls are slightly deeper in color and the beard tangerine. The whole flower is a happy blending of Brownie Scout x Spanish Affair. The tightly rolled conical standards and slight flare of the falls are a replica of a whirling Spanish dancer at a fiesta. Seedling #70-37. [Cooley's Iris, 1975]


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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-- Main.RPries - 2010-07-14
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tupelohoney01.JPGJPG tupelohoney01.JPG manage 842 K 02 May 2017 - 13:49 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
tupelohoney9.JPGJPG tupelohoney9.JPG manage 409 K 13 Feb 2021 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r17 - 29 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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